Gardens Near and Far episode 41 – Rosendal : Sprawling on 5 hectares, Rosendal is a food and flower garden at the heart of Stockholm. It has been in perpetual evolution for 200 years: it is a model garden for Sweden.
The exceptional nature of the Rosendal garden is explained by its situation in the city; it is located in the island of Djurgarden – which is 27 square kilometers large – flanked by the waters of the Baltic sea and linked to the town center by multiple bridges.
Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, the island of Djurgarden was no more than a royal hunting preserve. When Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte became king of Sweden in 1810, he had this castle built at the center of the island with a great English garden that would be open to the public. This living space is unique in Sweden: anyone can come to unwind, pick flowers, buy plants or eat out – and enjoy the natural produce cultivated and cooked on site. The garden expands around the great orchard to its south. Further north, flowerbeds lead to green spaces and children’s games.
This ecological garden is a source of inspiration for the cities of tomorrow: an area that combines beauty, leisure and creativity as well as opportunities for refreshments.
Gardens Near and Far episode 41 – Rosendal
Rosendals Trädgård is a garden open to the public situated on Djurgården, west of Rosendal Palace, in the central part of Stockholm, Sweden. Today, Rosendals Trädgård is open to public visitors in order to let visitors experience nature and to demonstrate different cultural effects on gardening through history. The purpose is to practise biodynamic agriculture and pedagogical education.
The garden is owned and operated by the trust fund “Rosendals Trädgårds Stiftelse”. In the area known as Rosendals Trädgård there are also, except from the garden: “Plantboden”, a gardening shop where the customers can find everything that’s useful in a garden, “Trädgårdsbutik”, a shop where the customers can buy fresh vegetables cultivated in the garden at Rosendal. The maybe most visited shop is the famous bakery, which carries the same name as the garden, “Rosendal Trädgårds bakery”. Visiting Rosendals Trädgård, one has a great opportunity to experience locally cultivated and produced phenomena and items.