Green community on the way: Get a city garden in Vestbyen

by Shellie Boudreau
Photo: Stine Kjølby Christensen
Photo: Stine Kjølby Christensen

Right now, Vor Frelsers church is closed. However, despite the closure, there is some good news growing.

Vestbyen was once a working-class neighborhood and is today home to many raw yet charming apartments. Unfortunately, the area also happens to be a district with the fewest gardens.

Vor Frelsers church wants to change the district by adding some more green to the community.  Therefore, the church has decided to transform their lonely lawn into a public garden in front of their premises.

Free to loan in 2021

The ambition is to create a green urban space with 15 plant and or herb boxes with beautiful surroundings.

The church hopes to establish a local community and meeting place that will nurture plant life and relationships in the area.

Here they hope to establish a local community and meeting place where there will be room for nurturing plant growth and human relations.

In addition, the public garden will represent an essential step towards making Aalborg a greener place to live.

The city garden is for those living in Vestbyen or near Vor Frelsers church. This year, the rent is for free. Furthermore, the gardens should be ready by June 12, 2021. Afterward, the price will be DKK 200 for annual rent.

In the future, a season will last from March 1 to October 31.

When the weather gets cold, the plan is to use the plant boxes for displaying small Christmas trees or other greenery for a cozy atmosphere in front of the church and throughout Christmas and Winter.

When you rent a city garden:

  • You get a plant box with the dimensions of 150 x 100 x 50 cm
  • You get your own green space facing the southwest for everyday life
  • Become part of the local community with shared garden days, communal dining once a month, and anything else you can imagine
  • Possibility to participate in planning local activities in the public garden
  • Tools for free to use for gardening

If you are starting to dream about getting your hands into the city garden, you can send an application here.