Gårdsby and Hemmesjö Beech Forest Nature Reserve

The Gårdsby and Hemmesjö Bökeskog (beech forest) is one of the pleasant hidden treasures in the vicinity of Växjö. Despite this fact, this nature reserve is relatively unknown. Walk through the sparkling beech forest in the summertime, and hear the call of the stock dove. Explore the lake trail to the pastures near Lake Lövsjön, and their multitudes of butterflies. Or hike to the natural spring in this area, set among damp autumn trails and red foliage. Many of the hardwood trees here are hundreds of years old, and serve as homes to unusual insects, such as the extremely rare Denticollis rubens beetle. The lesser woodpecker, wood warbler and the hawfinch also thrive in this area. In certain years, the lesser flycatcher can be heard. The gold-crested wren has been observed. For more information about the nature reserve, click on the link below. This nature reserve is administered by the County Administration of Kronoberg.

To do:
  • Nature reserve
  • Quiet places
  • Near parking

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Naturreservatet Gårdsby och Hemmesjö Bökeskog ligger mellan Vikensved-Hinnamåla, ungefär en mil öster om Växjö.

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    Quiet places - a valuable news

    Växjö Jun 08

    Now there are 19 quiet places marked on the homepage of Nature map Växjö and also tagged in the app. The goal has been to make the urban area close to nature with good sound quality more known to our residents and visitors in Växjö. Places with trails in the immediate area that are valuable for recovery, recreation or forest bathing at a slow pace. To land in the greenery, breathe more calmly and collect new energy. A good sound environment is more than just freedom from n...