Incredible drone footage captures the bizarre Danish circular community of Brøndby Garden City

Out of this world! Incredible drone footage captures amazing circular ‘garden city’ that looks like an ‘alien civilisation’

  • The bizarre village can be found in Brondby, a suburb of the Danish capital Copenhagen
  • The abodes are generally rented by garden-starved city-dwelling Danes who love a spot of gardening
  • Typical rent is around $150 (£118) per month but residents can only live there during the warmer months

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It may look like an alien civilization – but this footage and these amazing snaps, taken by a drone, actually show an incredible circular ‘garden city’ that’s right here on Earth. 

The imagery, by photographer Henry Do, shows the bizarre Danish suburb of Brøndby Garden City, which is formed from houses and gardens arranged in a neat circular fashion.

From the air, the effect is jaw-dropping.  

 The incredible circular ‘garden city’ in Brondby, a suburb of Copenhagen. It is made up of houses and gardens set out in neat circles 

The abodes are generally rented by garden-starved city-dwelling Danes in the market for indulging their green-fingered side. 

The concept was designed by landscape architect Erik Mygind in 1964, who decided on the circular theme for the village to encourage social interaction.

Typical rent is around $150 (£118) per month but residents are only allowed to live in the community during the warmer months of April to October.

Photographer Henry, who is originally from Nevada but is currently living in Germany, got wind of the surreal village while on holiday in Denmark.

Word got a-round: The viral snaps were taken by photographer Henry Do, who got wind of the community while on holiday in Denmark

Word got a-round: The viral snaps were taken by photographer Henry Do, who got wind of the community while on holiday in Denmark

Typical rent is around $150 (£118) per month but residents are only allowed to live there during the warmer months of April to October

Typical rent is around $150 (£118) per month but residents are only allowed to live there during the warmer months of April to October

He made a detour to Brondby with his drone and posted the results of its photographic recce on his Instagram page. The images have been liked over 40,000 times and his drone footage has had more than 100,000 views.

He told MailOnline Travel: ‘I ran into some nice local Danish citizens and they were mentioning this place since their families have the gardens there.

‘They were excited to see what I could capture after I told them I was a travel photographer specialising in aerial photography.

Henry's images have been liked over 40,000 times and his drone footage has had more than 100,000 views

Henry’s images have been liked over 40,000 times and his drone footage has had more than 100,000 views

The concept was designed by landscape architect Erik Mygind in 1964, who decided on the circular theme for the village to encourage social interaction

The concept was designed by landscape architect Erik Mygind in 1964, who decided on the circular theme for the village to encourage social interaction 

‘I encountered what seemed like an alien civilization. 

‘Space is extremely limited if you’re living in the main city so this is the perfect way to have your own garden and get back to nature.

‘The intention behind this unique layout was to mimic the traditional patterns of the 18th-century Danish villages, where people would use the middle as a focal point for hanging out and mingling with neighbours.’ 

He added on Instagram: ‘What a unique way of contributing to a better planet. Way to go Danes.’


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