Kolonihager could be best translated in English as “community gardens. Fortunately, Oslo has many such spaces where the locals can buy or rent a small cabin and during the spring/summer experience an ‘escape’ inside their own city to grow fruits, vegetables or flowers and live like in the countryside inside a large urban area.
Sogn Hagekoloni is a beautifully kept community garden, and like most of the kolonihager in Oslo they are open for the public to stroll around and admire the gardening and farming work of the dwellers. Apple trees, flowers and tranquility are the motto of this unique place.
A visit to Sogn Hagekoloni is only possible in the spring/summer season from April to October and can be easily combined with a stroll in the charming and historical district of Ullevål Hageby. The cozy cafe of the community garden is open on Sundays. Coming from the city center, just take the T-Bane lines 2, 4 or 5 and get off at Ullevål Stadion Station. From there, it’s just a short walk.