Seriously Wild: Landet Järna Explores Sweden's Local Flora by

Issue 94 · Change in the Weather · October 22, 2013

Seriously Wild: Landet Järna Explores Sweden's Local Flora

Issue 94 · Change in the Weather · October 22, 2013

Recently opened in the Hornstull neighborhood of Stockholm: a flower shop overflowing with unruly grasses, sprouted roots, lingonberry bushes, and wild carrot blooms. 

Landet Järna is different from most flower shops. Owned by sisters Maria Horn, Else, and Johanna Uggla, the shop specializes strictly in wildflowers and plants sourced from the forests outside of Stockholm. The Uggla sisters opened the shop in response to the lack of local, seasonal, pesticide-free, and fair trade flowers (and wondered why, when so much attention is paid to these traits in the food industry today). By collecting specimens and sprouting them in the shop, Landet Järna is supplying the locals with bonafide local flora. Plus the shop works with a single supplier based in Järna, just south of Stockholm, that has been growing organic plants after Rudolf Steiner's biodynamic methods since the 1960s—long before biodynamic agriculture was big.

Photography by Mikel Axelsson via This is Paper Magazine.

Landet Järna Flower Shop in Sweden | Gardenista

Above: Inside the shop, white walls extend down into penny round tile set into dark grout. Mismatched vintage chairs sit at the main workspace.

Landet Järna Flower Shop in Sweden | Gardenista

Above: Track lighting is replaced with track thistle: dried bunches hang from the ceiling.

Sprouting Roots at Landet Järna Flower Shop in Sweden | Gardenista

Above: Giant roots grow in vintage lab glass, also available for sale at the shop.

Landet Järna Flower Shop in Sweden | Gardenista

Above: White tile runs up the front of a work counter.

Plant Cuttings at Landet Järna Flower Shop in Sweden | Gardenista

Above: Ferns and other specimens find new life in tiny vases.

Landet Järna Flower Shop in Sweden | Gardenista

Above: Vintage botanical prints and pressed flowers are set on the walls while antique theater seats line the back wall.

Cut Queen Anne's Lace at Landet Järna Flower Shop in Sweden | Gardenista

Above: A vase of wild carrot, also known as Queen Anne's Lace or Daucus carota.

Cutting Queen Anne's Lace at Landet Järna Flower Shop in Sweden | Gardenista

Above: A florist cuts the stems at an angle before setting flowers into a vase.

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