5 Beautiful Gardens in Stockholm

5 Beautiful Gardens in Stockholm

Holly Louise Eells uncovers five beautiful green gardens for you to enjoy while in Stockholm.

Victoriahuset Bergius Botanic Garden | slow Travel Stockholm
Photo credit Eva Dalin

 #1 Bergius Botanic Garden

Gardens are green therapy, and spending time in the outdoors can boost anybody’s wellbeing. Bergius Botanic Garden is a botanical garden situated at lake Brunnsviken.

Surrounded by thousands of trees, shrubs, and herbs from all over the world, you’ll have no shortage of flora and fauna to enjoy.

One of the biggest highlights at the botanical haven is the famous Victoria House, boasting the world’s largest water lily and stunning exotic plants.

According to Bergius Botanic Garden, its primary objective is ‘to support teaching and research about plant diversity, but the garden is also a recreational spot and a source of botanical knowledge for all its visitors.’

With a history stretching back to the 18th century, the garden is today owned and managed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Stockholm University.

Bergianska trädgården, Gustafsborgsvägen 4, 114 18 Stockholm
Website:
http://www.bergianska.se/

Rosendals Trädgård by Lola A. Åkerström
Rosendals Photo credit Lola A. Åkerström

 #2 Rosendals Trädgård

Rosendals Trädgård is a secret you don’t want to share with anyone. An oasis in the heart of Stockholm and delights both the eyes and the tastebuds.

For more than thirty years, Rosendals’ Garden Foundation has cultivated and spread biodynamic principles. Biodynamic is an inspirational international movement that promotes a holistic approach to organic agriculture, gardening, food, and health.

The orchard boasts over 50 different kinds of apples and has more than 100 species of roses in the garden. There is a pre-school teaching greenhouse, and garden, vineyard, greenhouses, garden centre, and vegetable and flower gardens.

With a renowned cafe/ restaurant with a wood-fired stone oven bakery and farm shop, this garden delivers not only beautiful surroundings but a variety of flavours from their locally produced organic ingredients.

Learn more about this history of Rosendals with Lola Åkerström’s feature—Inside Rosendals Trädgård

Rosendals Trädgård, Rosendalsterrassen 12, 115 21, Stockhom
Website: rosendalstradgard.se

People walking through Royal Djurgården in Stockholm
Photo credit @royaldjurgarden 2

#3 Djurgården

Admired by locals and visitors, this tranquil oasis, Djurgården is an idyllic spot for relaxation.

It is home to some of the city’s most famous museums, cultural attractions, and Royal Djurgården Park, (the Royal Game Park in the 18th and 19th centuries) and there is really no other place like it in Stockholm.

Guaranteed to be overwhelmed by its beauty, it truly is an experience you will want to repeat over, and over again.

Royal Djurgården Park,115 21 Stockholm
Website: royaldjurgarden.se

Beautiful flowers in Kungsträgården in Stockholm
Photo credit Holly Louise Eells

#4 Haga Trädgård

Haga Trädgård is a beautiful garden located at the northern end of Haga Park. While this botanical haven is best known for the famed Fjärilshuset (Butterfly House), this delightful garden has an impressive, illustrious historic past.

Established in 1785 by King Gustav III, his royal household’s kitchen staff soon began to use the garden to cultivate local and exotic varieties of fruits and vegetables. In 1917, department store NK, took over the gardens when fresh produce was hard to come by.

In 1933, NK went on to build what is today renowned as Stockholm’s oldest conservatory. Today, much of the blissful garden has been restored to reflect its long and varied history, transforming it once more into a magnificent sight that inspires and awes locals and tourists.

While you are in the area, visit Haga Park for its many historical landmarks, including The Chinese Pavilion, The Turkish Kiosk, and The Royal Burial Ground. Within the park is also Haga Palace, the residence of Crown Princess Victoria and her family.

Haga Trädgård, Hagaparken, Solna, Stockhom

Tulips in Kungsträgården by Lisa Ferland
Tulips in Kungsträgården Photo Credit Lisa Ferland

#5 Kungsträdgården

Kungsträdgården, otherwise known as the King’s Garden, is everything you expect royal gardens to look like.

It is the oldest of the gardens in Stockholm, and even though it is not technically a garden, it boasts rows and scenic areas of beautiful seasonal flowers that you can admire and smell as you walk through.

Kungsträgården is also the site for numerous cultural, music, and dance festivals so a casual weekend stroll through the park often turns into a much richer experience. It’s also the site of Stockholm’s famous cherry blossoms, so don’t miss their beautiful blooms in the spring.

They do say gardens are like green therapy, so embrace the beautiful surroundings around you, and relax and watch the world go by while sitting on a bench overlooking the water.

Or organize a meeting spot with loved ones and enjoy a spot of lunch together in this delightful open space.

Kungsträdgården, Jussi Björlings allé, 111 47 Stockholm

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Author: Holly Louise Eells

Holly Louise Eells is a freelance journalist and writer from London, UK. She has recently moved to Stockholm and is enjoying embracing the Scandinavian lifestyle. She currently writes for a variety of publications across Europe covering topics of travel, fashion, culture and lifestyle. She has a passion for writing, researching, travelling, discovering, animals and her cats. You can follow Holly’s adventures here or follow her on Twitter

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