We are proud that we have Europe’s most beautiful park. Sofiero castle and castle garden won this fantastic distinction in 2012. Sofiero’s park is still as exquisite today. However, we also have much else to offer. Everything from orangeries to allotments and formal gardens. Tiny garden gems and palatial parks. Which particular Eden will spark your inspiration?
5 green places
- With its romantic park, Sofiero castle is a popular destination. It is perhaps best-known for its matchless spring show of rhododendrons – 5,000 bushes in full blossom! In 2016, Sofiero will mark its 150 years with a massive celebration. Amongst other things, a jubilee garden is to be planted. This will become a permanent feature of the park. Stroll along the paths, visit the melon house and drop into the orangery.
- Krapperup castle garden has its roots in the formal Baroque creations of the 17th century. Much has happened since then. The park has changed with the times and is now a landscaped masterpiece. Nonetheless, there is still the intimate floral splendour of the rose garden and perennial borders as well as the beautiful castle and moat setting.
- Rothoffs Museikoloni in Landskrona is Sweden’s only allotment museum. Its little green cabin was built by the Rothoff family in 1903. The furnishings remain intact and the cabin now hosts a small exhibition on the history of the allotments. Perennials and roses at the front, vegetable and herb gardens at the back. On Landskrona’s former ramparts, the Citadell is the country’s oldest preserved allotment area. Gingerbread cabins and marvellous shows of plants are a feature of all 122 plots.
- The garden complex at Norrviken, just outside Båstad, is one of Sweden’s most beautiful. The amazing views across Laholmsbukten bay can be enjoyed from seven different styles of garden, all radiating from Villa Abelin. This manor house takes its name from founder and first owner, Rudolf Abelin, who opened Norrviken in 1920. Besides Italian Baroque, Renaissance, monastery, oriental and Japanese gardens, it also has a large orchard. Originally, this latter had 5,000 fruit trees with over 200 sorts of apples and pears. Today, the range is a little more selective and the focus has shifted to relaxation and enjoyment of the natural beauty and the events held here. Norrviken welcomes you and wonders which will be your favourite garden setting!
- Sweden’s second largest open-air museum complex is formed by the garden and museums at Fredriksdal. This large property was bought by Oscar Trapp in 1898. When Oscar died in 1916, his wife, Gisela Trapp, donated it to the municipality of Helsingborg. Fredriksdal has a rose garden, English and French parks, a monastery garden and much more. Houses and farmsteads bought and moved intact into the park are amongst its other attractions.