Rosendals Trädgård · Stockholm
Rosendals Trädgård might be my favourite place in Stockholm. Picturesquely located on the island of Djurgården, next to Rosendal Palace and surrounded by gravel paths and green fields, it’s easy to see why.
Rosendals is a biodynamic garden, which was founded in 1982 by the Rosendal Garden Foundation. The word Rosendal means The Rose Valley and the garden itself can be traced back to 1817 when it became part of the royal family’s grounds. It was transformed into an English park with a winter garden for tropical plants, which would later surround the Rosendal Palace.
In 1861 the Swedish Gardening Society set up a gardening academy in the area, with the help of Queen Josefina who had a keen interest in gardening. It was also during this time, the transformation began, turning the garden into its current structure. When the Swedish Gardening Society ended their activity in the area, it turned into a private garden for many years until the 80s when Rosendals Trädgård took over and began restoring it into its former glory.
Rosendals Trädgård’s main goal is to cultivate and spread biodynamic farming practices and contribute to educate and spark interest in gardening and landscaping. The grounds holds a cafe, a farm and plant shop and they host workshops, tours, weddings and special events.
Rosendals Trädgård is difficult to convey in a few words and imagery alone. It is a merge of impressions descending from beautiful scenery, rustic settings, childhood memories and a deep connection with organic, biodynamic and homemade produce. It’s a peaceful haven with enough acres to accommodate everyone. It successfully hosts business meetings, lunch breaks, family reunions, picnics, first dates and time-outs. With cafe, restaurant, pizza oven, entertainment, shops and education on offer, it really is a place for everyone.