After visiting the botanical garden I was taken for some more botanical sightseeing around the town. First, we stopped briefly at the Museum. The museum garden had some even bigger trees than the botanics. Iceland’s first tree nursery started here in 1899, showing that trees could be grown and driving increasing interest in planting trees… After that, we went to Gamla-Gróðrarstöðin (the old nursery) to see the surrounding large community gardens which were establised after the bank crisis. Today it is mostly young people and pensioners who work these plots. The nursery produces most of the vegetables for the plot owners, leading to the same veggies being grown on most plots.
See the pictures here