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In a wild garden | by ast2009
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In a wild garden

in Kumpula Allotment in Helsinki.


An allotment garden, often called simply an allotment, is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening. Such plots are formed by subdividing a piece of land into a few or up to several hundreds of land parcels that are assigned to individuals or families. In allotment gardens, the parcels are cultivated individually, contrary to other community garden types where the entire area is tended collectively by a group of people.


Inside the borders of the city of Helsinki there are totally 9 allotment garden areas. Kumpula allotment was started in 1927 and is now quite centrally situated in the city surrounded by high houses. There are totally 268 individual garden plots.

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Taken on June 26, 2012