Trelleborg is often called the City of Palm trees
Palmallén along Strandgatan is a popular photo stop in the summer in Trelleborg.
In 1984 the first palm trees were planted in Trelleborg.
Behind the project was Mikaeli Market Committee and the then city gardener Peder Hagested and Alf Näslund traveled down to Alicante in Spain to buy palm trees.
There was great excitement when the Dutch long-distance truck arrived with a full-load of date palms and palmettos. But palms used to the Mediterranean climate surely couldn't thrive in Trelleborg, could they? It soon became apparent that the pleasant climate of southern Sweden suited the palm trees perfectly! Soon they rooted and quickly became the most photographed trees in Trelleborg and the surrounding area.
The palm trees were planted along the entrance at Strandgatan, so that no traveler with the ferries could miss them.
The palms have become something of a logo for Trelleborg, which is often called the city of palm trees.
Today there are over 100 palm trees that squeeze into the palm house during the winter. The first Saturday in June is Palm Saturday when the palms are replanted along Strandgatan and other places in the city.