: The Garden City Anniversary [September, 2013]

Pollinator Houses at The Garden City

Houses for solitary bees, bumble bees and butterflies, designed by Erik Sjödin and built by carpenter Ola Hansson, demonstrated at The Garden City’s 100 Year Anniversary in Äppelviken, Stockholm.

Äppelviken is a residential area in Stockholm which in 1910-1920 was inspired by ideas and ideals from the garden city movement. It’s made up of houses and row-houses with fruit trees and berries in their gardens and plenty of green areas in between the houses. The garden city idea was initiated in 1898 by Ebenezer Howard in the UK and aims to capture benefits the countryside and the city while avoiding the disadvantages of both.