Garðaflóra is a website dedicated to the collection of information about the garden plants cultivated in Iceland and making that information accessible to gardeners in Iceland. On each plant page there is a comment box where users can share photos and experiences of growing that particular plant here in Iceland. There is also a button that takes you to the forum discussion about the plant.
Kristleifur Guðbjörnsson, Mosfellsbær - information about a great number of roses in his garden
Nanna S. Baldursdóttir, Grafarvogi, Rvk
Ólafur Sturla Njálsson í Nátthaga.
Ruth Fjelsted, Reykjavík
Steinunn Hlynsdóttir, Reykjavík
Many thanks for the information and photos they have contributed
Perennials, annual and flowering bulbs:
Íslenska Garðblómabókin - author Hólmfríður A. Sigurðardóttir. 2005
Trees and shrubs:
Tré og runnar: Handbók ræktunarmannsins author Ásgeir Svanbergsson. 1989.
Book series Við ræktum:
Lauftré á Íslandi authors Auður I. Ottesen, Tryggvi Marinósson og Þórarinn Benedikz 2006
Barrtré á Íslandi, authors Auður I. Ottesen og Þórarinn Benedikz 2006
Passion for Roses author Peter Beales. 2004
The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Roses author Charles & Brigid Quest-Ritson. 2003
Website editor and creator
I am a pharmacist, but I've had a passion for gardening since I was a child. I've been a member of the Icelandic Gardening Society since 1996, when I had my first garden. In that time I've collected a great number of perennials, many of which I've grown from seed, along with roses, ornamental shrubs and trees. It's safe to say that I have a plant collecting obsession and I love trying out new plants. Hopefully this website will in time collect information about the plants that have been tried here in Iceland, which ones thrive and which ones do not.
In 2013 I moved and took most of the plant collection with me. Some plants were too big to move, some died, but a fair number of plants have a place in the new garden, which is still a work in progress.