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Expat Guide 2021-2022

Gardening without a garden



Gardening tips Photo, Shutterstock

Gardening tips Photo, Shutterstock

You don’t necessarily have to live in a house to have a garden. Here’s how.

Community garden

Several communes have established community gardens as part of the Transition movement. All work and harvest in these types of gardens are shared.

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Allotments

The Ligue Luxembourgeoise du Coin de Terre et du Foyer (Luxembourg Land and Home League) manages the cités jardinières, allotted pieces of land around the country that residents can lease in order to grow plants. To join the waiting list in the capital, send an email to [email protected]

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Join a gardening group

Greenfingers Club is the most well-known international gardening association in Luxembourg, organising trips and meetings in English.

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Balcony gardening

You would be surprised by what you can grow on a well-positioned balcony. Plant potatoes in a trash can, seed carrots in a circular pot or make a floral window box that you can suspend on the balcony rail.

Tree officer programme

If you live in the capital, you may be able to plant and tend for an area surrounding a tree in your street under the “tree officer programme”. The programme is aimed at people who don’t have a garden or balcony. To take part, phone or email the parks department, indicating your address and which tree you would like to adopt.

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