In the southern section of Science Village some 30,000 plants were planted in 2014 which will grow to become Vindarnas Park. The park is a part of the Sustainable Knowledge City [Hållbar Kunskapsstad] project and has been partly financed by the Delegation for Sustainable Cities. Sustainable Knowledge City is a collaboration between the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp, the City of Lund and Science Village Scandinavia AB.
The design of Vindarnas Park is robust and intended to diminish the effects of the westerly winds that dominate the area. The structural shape of the park, as well as the choice of plants, is intended to contribute to its unique identity. The plants chosen for the park are primarily south Swedish deciduous trees with international elements in the form of Japanese magnolia, American witch hazel, European larch, Chinese sequoia and Macedonian pine. These plant elements are to a large extent a further development of experiences gained in landscape laboratories, i.e. reference facilities and partnership projects led or established by the research team since the late 1970s.
Until such time that the plants have grown robust enough to withstand the attentions of deer and rodents, the park will remain fenced off and closed to the public. Eventually, Vindarnas Park will be a public space forming part of the green corridor running from MAX IV’s rolling hill landscape, via the greenery of Science Village before finally reaching the Kunskapsparken park.