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Elisabeth Rosenquist Saidac in Stockholm making it greener

About ten days presents this year blomsterprogram in Stockholm. It is a great event for stadsträdgårdsmästaren. Then this year, the theme and colors be revealed, but do not think that Elisabeth Rosenquist Saidac takes the blade from his mouth. It's not even worth trying to get her to gossip.

She says, however, be happy if last year's theme: ”Edibles” and that she is surprised that the plantings were left virtually untouched.

They own the farms at the summer house she speaks quietly, but reveals that roe deer, hares and vattensorkarna botanize there more often than she because she spends the summers in Italy with family.

call themselves locals in the first generation. She was born on the S:t Erik's hospital. Mother Karin is from the province of Hälsingland and dad Arne from Skåne with many gardeners in the family.

So that alice's and Arne's youngest daughter, was stadsträdgårdsmästare in Stockholm is not so strange. But actually had Elisabeth thought of a completely different path. She would become a doctor, like his sister, Ann-Sofi, and was determined to work at all levels within the health system, but:

" I was working at the serafimer hospital, Ersta, and then at the radiology department at S:t Göran six months in the darkness and then at the Serafen again. There and then I decided that I would do something with and for people before they become so ill, " says Elisabeth.

to the Swedish university of agricultural sciences and came in. Already on the first day of training felt Elisabeth that she had come to the right place.

They would restore the militärområdet of the centre of Kristianstad, a woman showed historical pictures. One of the pictures was on a white house with conservatory and a family that sat in front of the house, " says Elisabeth and tells her that she was not a little surprised when she looked closer at the picture. The family was part of her own family ...

They had been forced to move out from the trädgårdsmästeriet when the military moved into the centre of Kristianstad. Now it was time for the military to move out and it would be restored, " says Elisabeth, who took the picture as a sign. She had ended up in the right place.

at Ultuna and Alnarp, she moved back to Stockholm and has worked as a landscape architect since 1986, both private and state before she for soon four years ago, the stadsträdgårdsmästare with a mission as ”suitable” surname as the legendary stadsträdgårdsmästaren Holger Blom.

In the days it is 150 years since the Stockholm got its first stadsträdgårdsmästare, Alfred Medin.

– He was just 28 years old when he took office and had service all the way to 1906, " says Elisabeth, who at the side of gardening, film and photo is the road of history.

Elisabeth, however, has no chance to sit for as long as the gentlemen Medin (37 years) and Blom (33 years), but she has a ten-year plan and expect to catch a lot during the more than six years remaining. Not least in the suburbs where a new green annual ring extends to be built in Skarpnäck, Farsta, Skärholmen, Enskede-Årsta-Vantör, Hässelby-Vällingby, Spånga-Tensta, Rinkeby-Kista.

the Document entitled ”the Greening of Stockholm” feels like a delseger, we have got the guidelines for how we will work in the long term, " says Elisabeth, who has cycled to our meeting. She bikes everywhere she should, all year round, and not so rarely she stops to photograph and post pictures of their Instagramkonto.

she photographed the kaknäs tower (it, she does almost daily), the construction at the Folke Bernadotte bridge (she does often) and some small swans.

Faiblessen for the kaknäs tower and the island of Djurgården makes that she thinks it is exciting to photograph the tower and the nature in various light and follow the seasonal changes. She participated in the landskapsgestaltningen in broprojekt during his time as a consultant.

After the shooting of the flower merchant on Norrmalmstorg put Elisabeth Rosenquist Saidac on his gray torgvantar and his bicycle helmet and pedal on towards a new meeting for a greener Stockholm.

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