"Steigen prestegård Laskestad" (4 of 5)
The Wisløffs created their garden in accordance with the common ideal of larger Norwegian gardens of their time: the English landscape garden. There were winding gravel paths, perennial borders, shrubs and trees. When the vicarage garden was at its most prolific there were almost 600 different plant species. As the garden eventually fell into decay the perennials and small shrubs were lost. Towards the end of the 1940s the paths were turned into lawn and the garden became more like a park. Nowadays it is the green lawns and the large trees that dominate the garden. There are good sized examples of species such as oak, sycamore, copper beech, silver fir, horse chestnut and apple trees as well as an about 25m tall ash which is the tallest deciduous tree north of the Arctic Circle.