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Gustafsson, Nicklas, 2010. Strömsbergs köksträdgård - en historisk inventering. First cycle, G2E. Alnarp: SLU, Landscape Management, Design, and Construction (until 121231)



An era ended in 1920 when the Walloon ironworks village of Strömsberg closed. The Wallon people had lived on the spot for 300 years and influenced the region was a lot. The kitchengarden in Stromsberg was a gardencenter 1920-50.

The count´s good profits made him reinvest a lot of capital in the Wallon ironworks village to make it better and to construct forges, buildings and gardens. The kitchen garden´s history in Stromsberg started in 1660-70s, when Johan Vervier, built Strömsbergs first manor house. Stromsberg´s kitchengarden has been comparised with Leufsta and Swedish kitchen gardens in this report. The design of Stromsberg´s kitchen garden was influenced by the German Democratic Republic and the Netherlands, and perhaps from France and England. In Leufsta, the new garden styles were followed much more consistent, from the free northen european style, through the french style and the english style, 1800s Germanstyle, to the french style again. In Leufsta, the Kitchen garden was separated from the flowergarden in the year of 1700. If that was the case in Stromsberg, I am not sure.

The familiy of de Geer mostly lived in Leufsta and their inspector lived at Stromsberg. Some periods the owner lived in Stockholm or in Wessland. This is a reason why the garden was more well developed in Leufsta than in Stromsberg. The selection of available vegetables on the market, was increased in the 1800s. The kitchen garden became larger and hothouses were built in Stromsberg, with grapes, palmtrees and flowers. The hot house was built in the 1850s, and Forcing-beds were used in Stromsberg in 1745, when they were erected near the wall in the west side of the garden. In the spring summerflowers, lettuce, carrots, and other vegetables were grown in the Forcing-bed.

The owner of Stromsberg count Wachtmeister sold Stromsberg in 1920. After that, Stromsberg kitchen garden, became a garden center.

Main title:Strömsbergs köksträdgård - en historisk inventering
Authors:Gustafsson, Nicklas
Supervisor:Jakobsson, Anna
Examiner:Gustavsson, Eva
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2010
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:Strömsbergs bruk, valloner, Strömsbergs herrgård, Wachtmeister, von Platen, Catharina Ribbing, Charles de Geer, Vervier, Leufsta
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:History
Deposited On:15 Mar 2010 08:11
Metadata Last Modified:04 Dec 2013 13:45

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