Luxembourg is a small densely populated town, and whose rents per square metre are relatively high. What’s the result ? Many people don’t have a private garden to plant or cultivate fruits, vegetables, aromatic herbs and a kitchen garden. To compensate for this, the city of Luxembourg has however an original and innovative community concept, which becomes more and more popular : the community gardens !
Similarly, several Luxembourg municipalities also offer a common area where everyone can plant and harvest fruits and vegetables.
What are community gardens in Luxembourg City?
First implanted in 2013 in the area of Bonnevoie, community gardens have since then developed in Limpertsberg, as well as in the Pétrusse Valley (Gare / Ville Haute) and Pfaffenthal in Luxembourg. A new community garden opens in the district of Grund, on a surface of 180 m².
Their goal ? Allow people living in town and having no garden to grow, privately or individually, their own flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruits at a very reasonable price.
Each parcel of community garden is in fact composed of a “common” part, as well as of several “private” plots of land to grow, alone, with family or friends. The individual plots measure about 4 meters by 2 meters and thus allow the culture of several plantations.
Meeting places respectful of the environment
Another important criterion for the community gardens of the City of Luxembourg, the cultivation should be carried out in an ecological way, respectful of the environment, without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, nor GMO. Compost bins are also provided.
These gardens are exclusively reserved for the inhabitants of the districts in which they are located (always in order to preserve ecology by seeking no transport via car but also in order to create a friendly atmosphere between friends and neighbors residents). Picnic tables are available to users.
In addition, the city offers every inhabitant who is tenant of a parcel a training provided by a professional gardener, in order to best optimize the cultivation of his land.
Interested in a community garden?
Are you interested by the concept and would you like to receive a parcel? Please seek advice from one of the environment delegates of the city of Luxembourg, some plots are perhaps still available ! (Tel: 4796-4772 or firstname.lastname@example.org), or ask your municipal administration if you do not live in the City of Luxembourg.
You can also connect to the Eise gaart website, the web portal for vegetable gardens in Luxembourg. The website presents the shared gardens in Luxembourg and how to become part of them. You will also find information on organic gardening and an agenda of events at the national level. Produced in partnership with the CELL – Center for Ecological Learning Luxembourg, the site is published in French, English and German.