When we go on holiday we try and find some green space to explore. We visited Stockholm on our way to Gothenburg and made a beeline for the island of Djurgården. It has a national park area and nestled in the middle is Rosendals Trädgård (Rosendals Garden).
“Rosendal’s Garden is an open garden, with the main purpose of presenting biodynamic (organic) garden cultivation to the general public. Our plots and greenhouses yield a wide selection of biodynamically grown vegetables, flowers, herbs and pot-plants, most of it sold in the Plant Shop or the Garden Shop, or used for cooking in the Café.”
The outdoor garden was covered in snow so we headed into the heated greenhouses.
Inside was a feast for the eyes! So much colour and greenery!
There were plants everywhere we looked; potted and sitting in wooden trays, stacked up on shelves and hanging from the ceiling in glass vases.
I loved all these little vases and pots lining the windows of the greenhouse.
Wooden shelves housed rows and rows of little brown paper seed packets.
If suitcase room had been no object I would have bought quite a few pots and some of these wire baskets.
There were lots of Spring planters dotted around, this was my favourite. I generally fill pots with the same type of bulb but I think a mixture of plants like this looks fantastic. Something to add to the garden to-do list for the Autumn!
We planned to stop at Rosendals for lunch and when we saw this table full of baked goodies we knew we’d made a good decision. Neither of us have ever seen ‘garden centre food’ like it!
Each table in the cafe had a terracotta pot filled with grape hyacinth.
We sat in front of a wood burner in the cafe greenhouse eating roast beef with green beans, homemade sourdough bread, roasted garlic, orange butter and endive. It puts our garden centres to shame – not a jacket potato or crappy egg/catering cheese sandwich in sight!
Our tummies were too full for pudding so we headed to Rosendals shop and bought some foodie goodies instead.
I loved this place! And it was beautiful even in the Winter.