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Forsgren, Cecilia, 2009. Vargaslätten, ett trädgårdshistoriskt arbete, fokus 1989 - 2009. First cycle, G2E. Alnarp: SLU, Landscape Management, Design, and Construction (until 121231)



Vargaslätten is a 15 hectare large privet garden in Halland in the south-west of Sweden.
In the beginning of the 1990s Gunnar O.Westerberg, the owner of Vargaslätten,
commissioned a work from the young landscapearchitect, Rolf Efvergren, to write
Vargaslätten – tillägnad naturen. It was a discribing work of the current status of the garden
and the summer-house of Vargaslätten. Vargaslätten – tillägnad naturen was a
comprehensive work with a detalied inventory of all the plants, the buildings, the description
of the surroundings and the history. And it was the start of an active period at Vargaslätten. A
group, called Vargaslättskommittén, was formed to create a development plan for the garden.
Meanwhile Gunnar O. Westerberg worked to plan the longterm financial security of
The focus of the work has been the years between 1989-2009, how the garden has expanded
and who the persons behind the developments have been. I have also included a short history
of Vargaslätten's entire history because it is necessary for the understanding of the present day
situation and a short discription of the founder Sigfrid Ericson, the current gardener Nils-Olof
Nilsson and the owner during the period 1954-2001, Gunnar O. Westerberg. I have written a
short discussion about preservation values and whether Vargaslätten is worth preserving for
future generations or not.

Main title:Vargaslätten, ett trädgårdshistoriskt arbete, fokus 1989 - 2009
Authors:Forsgren, Cecilia
Supervisor:Strömberg, Inger
Examiner:Lövrie, Karl
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2009
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:LY001 Landscape Engineer Programme 180 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Landscape Management, Design, and Construction (until 121231)
Keywords:Vargaslätten, trädgårdshistoria, Cecilia Forsgren, Sigfrid Ericson, Nils-Olof Nilsson, Simlångsdalen, Breared, naturträdgård, skogsträdgård, woodland garden, nationalromantik, privatträdgård, trädgårdskonst, Vargaslätt
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Deposited On:08 Jul 2009 06:50
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