Traditional Perennials top photo

Gamlehagen. Foto: Montserrat de la Fuente, NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet.

The Old Perennials

The Old Perennials

Along the path in the western part of the botanical garden you are accompanied by the scents and flowers of traditional Mid-Norway garden plants. The collection serves both as a conservation area for these perennials, as well as a display of their decorative value.

The perennials are collected from gardens, farms, forests and thickets in a vast area surrounding the Trondheim fjord. Each plant has a known history dating back to the 1950s or earlier. 

Garden plants are a part of Norway´s green cultural heritage. People have often cared for the plants for several generations, and there are local stories and vernacular names attached to many of them. Their clones have also proved to be hardy, surviving many decennia of local weather conditions, which makes them a valued foundation for a healthy garden flora in the years to come.

The collection is a part of a national network for conservation of traditional garden plants, and is supported by the Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre.

27 Apr 2023

The Traditional Perennials side photos

Gamlehagen. Foto: Åge Hojem, NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet.

Gamlehagen. Foto: Montserrat de la Fuente , NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet.

The Traditional Perennials sidebar

More about traditional ornamental plants: