Sammels Lantgård (Farm)

Sammels landgård is a cosy farm, coffee shop, farm shop and garden located 20 minutes outside of Gothenburg, Sweden. We paid a visit, had a wonderful lunch and took in inspiration from the garden.

Sauna surrounded by Ferns and Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
Hedge of Marigold (Calendula officinalis). Marigold is an annual that can easily be grown from seed. I just planted them in one of my raised beds.
Garden entrance. The whole garden is planted in these huge raised beds made of stone. Here with Hostas, Catnip (Nepeta × faassenii) and Alliums
Lovely combination with Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’, Hosta ‘Canadian Blue’ and European Wild Ginger (Asarum europaeum)
Foliage contrast with Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’, Hosta ‘Canadian Blue’ and European Wild Ginger (Asarum europaeum)
Another dramatic raised bed. Purple leaf Hazel (Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’) with Creeping Jenny ground cover
African Dailsys (Osteospermum) and Blue Fescue Grass in front of the chicken coop
Welcoming spot in the shade
Kenilworth ivy (Cymbalaria muralis) fills in the cracks in this pathway
Another cute shed surrounded by Eryngo ‘Blue Star’ (Eryngium alpinum ‘Blue Star’), and Masterwort (Astrantia major Rubra)
Beautiful border with recurring patches of Eryngo ‘Blue Star’ (Eryngium alpinum ‘Blue Star’), Masterwort (Astrantia major Rubra), Bamboo, Lady’s mantle (Alchemilla) and Purple Coneflower
Yellow colors of the creeping Jenny glows below the dark red Masterwort (Astrantia major Rubra)
There are pretty details tucked in all over the garden. Here, surrounded by Brunnera ‘Mr Morse’ and Lavendel
Wildflower meadow. Joy for the pollinators!
Mealycup Sage planeted in an old wheelbarrow
Barn peaking up above another beautiful border
Main house up on a hill. To the left, a cold frame turned café

Visit to Peter Korn’s garden

Beautiful lupins and “the meadow” in the background

Stepping into Peter Korn’s garden is like stepping into a completely different part of the world. Peter has created a unique ecosystem of ordinary plants like lupins and irises mixed with anything but ordinary plants like cactus. To grow cacti in Sweden seemed like magic to me, so I was very excited to visit this place.

The garden is set on a hillside with a view to die for. The borders are made out of sand and gravel – which is how Peter has gotten exotic plants to grow in a cool climate. If you’re curious to know more, Peter has written a book on about the garden.

More Lupins combined with yellow Irises
View of the pond
More pretty lupins
Nature taking over
Cosy corner of the garden. Water lilies are in bloom.

Peter was nice enough to give me one of the cacti he has grown. He ensured me that it will survive the Swedish winter as long as it gets plenty of sun and stays planted in sand. I gave it a new home in the sunniest corner of my garden.