Urban Growth

Perennial Plantings Beyond Nature

8-10 September 2017

Lund, Sweden

Cities contain a diversity of challenging ecological niches for plant use.

Urban plants are asked to handle stress factors such as flooding, heat, drought and salinity, all the while maintaining an agreeable appearance and providing housing and nourishment for beneficial fauna. This three-day conference aims to inspire, educate and enable professional plant users to make urban perennial spaces adapted to these challenges of city life, combining function and aesthetics to create sustainable Urban Growth.

Urban Growth – Perennial Plantings Beyond Nature is the first international conference of its kind. It will be a forum for learning, with international speakers at the forefront of their fields sharing their knowledge. Urban Growth also aims to be a networking platform for professional plant users across the world.

The 2017 Urban Growth conference is organized by professional gardener and designer Julia Andersson and renowned plantsman Peter Korn; co-owners of Klinta Trädgård AB, together with freelance green communicator Jenny Nilsson.
The conference venue is in the historic city of Lund, in the southwest of Sweden close to the larger cities of Malmö (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark).

All talks will be in English.

Please take some time to explore our website.

In the SPEAKERS section you can read more about the nine experts who will share their knowledge during the conference.
Check out the SCHEDULE for an overview of the three days and descriptions of each talk. If you’re curious about the region, or looking to book a hotel for your stay during the conference, you will find lots of useful tips under OUR VENUE.
Decided to participate? Booking is easy. Just go to the TICKETS section and follow the instructions. Don’t hesitate to CONTACT us if you have any questions.

We think it’s about time that somebody organizes a high-quality conference that focuses on perennials in urban spaces! If you agree with us, you can help Urban Growth 2017 to gain visibility by liking and sharing Urban Growth on social media. Here are links to our Facebook page, our Facebook event and our Instagram account.





Ticket sales is terminated from September 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Julia: julia@klintatradgard.se

Regular Ticket

All three days 3 600 SEK. Including lunch and coffee/fika on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

3 600 SEK Not for sale

For Students

Students, all three days, 2 000 SEK. Including lunch and coffee/fika on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Max 50 student bookings.)

2 000 SEK Not for sale

One day-ticket

One day-ticket, subject to availability, 1600 SEK/day. No student price. Tickets released 1st of August. Friday tickets including lunch and one coffee/fika. Saturday and Sunday tickets including lunch and two coffee/fika.

1 600 SEK/day Not for sale