Friday, April 09, 2010

Gardens in Gothenburg

The central Garden Society of Gothenburg (Trädgårdsföreningen) has been an ornamental garden since 1842. It has now been restored to its former glory with contemporary additions.

The central Garden Society of Gothenburg (Trädgårdsföreningen) has been an ornamental garden since 1842. It has now been restored to its former glory with contemporary additions. Prominent international landscape architects and garden designers with Ulf Nordfjell as exhibition architect, have contributed with permanent new woodlands, floral patterns and rose gardens. The garden boasts some 2,500 roses as well as the magnificent Palm House, built with the historic Crystal Palace in London as a model.

The city’s famous Botanical Garden is a place of beauty and learning with more than 20,000 different species of plants and an award winning rockery. Visitors are greeted at the new entrance area, designed by Ulf Nordfjell, by a piazza full of annuals set in stone borders.

Just south of Gothenburg, in Mölndal is Gunnebo House and Gardens, considered as one of the foremost neo-classical country estates in Northern Europe. The house, still with its original furniture, boasts three styles of gardens, kitchen garden, formal garden and landscaped parkland. All the gardens are managed organically and are certified organic. Products from the three kitchen gardens are served at the café. www.goteborg.com


 

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