Photographer Henry Do captures these stunning aerial photos and footage of 12 individual circular gardens at Broendbyernes Haveby which are located near Copenhagen. This community green space gives city residents a chance to get back in touch with nature in a peaceful, yet semi-social surroundings. The special design of the space is a nostalgic redesigning to old Danish traditions.
The intention behind this unique layout was to mimic the traditional patterns of the 18th century Danish villages, where people would use the middle as a focal point for hanging out, mingle and social interchange between neighbors. To create somewhat of a privacy between each gardens, the bordering hedges are slanted towards the middle and being used for parking
The gardens were created by landscape architect Erik Myglind in the 1960s.
West of Brøndbyvester there was a suitable area and associated garden architect Erik Mygind asked to draw up a plan for a garden city. He made a highly unconventional solution, where the gardens were created in circles, each divided into 24 “layer cake cut”. Around the circles there were green lawns with room for ball games and play.
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The Round Gardens 🍀🌳 // Unreal how my recent images from here went crazy viral… I put together this video to hopefully help everyone understand more about this phenomenon allotment gardens. These 12 circular community gardens were designed by the genius landscape architect Erik Mygind as a place where people can get away from the stresses of apartment living, plant some fruit trees and to relax on the weekend. Typical rent per garden is around $150/month. Due to zoning restrictions, people can only live on the property 6 months out of the year. The intention behind this unique layout was to mimic the traditional patterns of the 18th century Danish villages, where people would use the middle as a focal point for hanging out, mingle and social interchange between neighbors. To create somewhat of a privacy between each gardens, the bordering hedges are slanted towards the middle and being used for parking purposes as you can see from the video. Love it or hate it, I hope you'll enjoy this video & share it to those that take their backyard for granted 😊😁 #amazingdenmark .
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While visiting the beautiful capital city of Copenhagen in Denmark, I encountered what seems like an alien civilization 👽 To my surprise, these are just small piece of what called, "Colony Gardens", literally a garden space that Danish citizens can rent to grow produces & vegetables. Space is extremely limited if you're living the main city so this is the perfect way to have your own gardens & get back to nature! Owners are allowed to live there between April-October to take care of their gardens (can't grow anything in the winter 😄) . What a unique way of contributing to a better planet 🌏 Way to go Danes 👏 🇩🇰 .