Putt Myra Forest Garden

Putt Myra Forest Garden is beautifully situated a few kilometers outside Stjärnsund in southern Dalarna (Hedemora municipality). The plant forest garden began 2011 and plantations covering the current situation around 2 has. We grow over 200 species of tree, shrubs and creepers and around 150 herbaceous species forest plants in the garden. The main purpose of Putt Myra Forest Garden is exploring forest gardening as a growing technology in the Swedish climate. We focus on finding suitable established techniques for starting positions and put a lot of effort into finding good plant for the northern forest gardens, we then spreads further through our nursery operations. Putt Myra Forest Garden has become a popular destination (see below for more details) and we hold annually courses forest horticulture both here and elsewhere in the country.

Altitude136-145 m
Mean annual temperature4,3°C
Annual precipitation600 mm
Sista nattfrost15 May - 1 June
First night frost1 - 15 september

Autumn 2018 we fenced in the entire farm to protect the forest garden from hares, deer and moose. Autumn 2019 an earth cellar was added which we use to store the plants in the nursery for the winter. Spring 2021 we built a greenhouse in canal plastic that has become the heart of our nursery business. All three projects we have received investment support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development via the Swedish Board of Agriculture and the County Administrative Board of Dalarna.

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Visit us

During some weekends in the summer we offer guided tours. For groups between 15 and 25 people we offer tours at other times, Please contact us for more details.


In our nursery, we offer several hundred different types of trees, bushes, and climbing plants that are specially selected for the northern forest gardens. Our range of hardy nut trees is unique in Sweden. We only sell on site here in Stjärnsund and have no ability to send plants. Email us preferably to receive next year's plant list when it is ready at the beginning of 2024. The nursery has closed for the season.


Email us at puttmyraplantskola@gmail.com

View of Puttmyra forest garden with greenhouse and ponds
View of Puttmyra forest garden, in the autumn 2021. Photo: David Roxendal