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Rosendal gardens

October 6, 2016

Rosendal gardens in Stockholm was my big crush of the stay : a piece of countryside on Djugarten island. I loved it so much that I have decided to dedicate an article on the blog on it. 

Rosendal gardens history

Rosendal gardens have a French origin. It’s Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Napoléon’s marshal, King of Sweden (Karl XIV Johan)who bought this land in 1817 to make an English-style garden. It developed well in the 19th century, thanks to Josefina, Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte daughter-in-law, passionned by gardening. She set up the first plantings and greenhouses. Today and since 1982, it’s the Rosendal gardens foundation which operates and maintains the place.

The gardens are composed of an orchard with more of 400 fruit trees (apple trees, pear trees, cherry), a vegetable garden, flower beds and a wonderful rose garden. We can also find herbs and vegetables within greenhouses.

A biodynamic agriculture

At Rosendal gardens, agricultural methods are natural. They use compost as natural fertilizer (chemical fertilizers and pesticides are not authorized), they also apply agricultural rotations and so on.

Agriculture is in fact biodynamic. Biodynamic is a production system which consists in considering an agricultural sector as a living organism. “Preparations” made with natural products such as plants and minerals are used to dynamize soils. Moreover, this system takes into account lunar and planetary rhythms. That is why refractory people consider this method as esoteric but it’s not this article subject.

A gourmet break or shopping at Rosendal gardens?

I loved walking in Rosendal gardens, enjoy plants and lovely flowers, and relax. Don’t hesitate to make a break at the cafe. Have hand-made biscuits, pastries or salty snacks. Ingredients from the gardens are used as much as possible. You can also buy fruits and flowers from Rosendal or buy biological bread and pastries made on the gardens.

Have a lovely end of week and enjoy your weekend, Xxx.

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Photos : Stockholm

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13 Comments

  • Reply jenychooz October 6, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Un lieu magnifique, tes photos sont sublimes
    Biz Jeny

  • Reply Nina October 6, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Coucou Julie, c’est une belle visite que tu nous as proposé à travers ton article et tes photos dans ce magnifique jardin.
    Bisous

  • Reply Lydia October 6, 2016 at 8:43 am

    super article, ces jardins sont vraiment magnifiques !!

  • Reply melle lunettes October 6, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    C’est vraiment très beau, joli découverte 🙂

    Bisous

  • Reply Nathalie HATCHI October 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Tes photos sont très jolies …la photo avec la petite “maison blanche” est ma préférée <3

  • Reply chiffonsandco October 6, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    j’en ai un très bon et beau souvenir !

  • Reply Dame.nina October 6, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Très jolies photos, ça donne envie d’y aller !
    Bises 🙂

  • Reply theclothespaper October 6, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Déjà que je rêvais d’y aller, mais là encore plus !!

  • Reply Sandrine October 7, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    C’est vraiment magnifique. Tes photos me font rêver!

  • Reply Le Blog de Sienna Lou October 7, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Mais quel endroit fabuleux!tu m’as sacrément donné envie de le découvrir! Bisous

  • Reply Eouzan.H October 8, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Très sympa cet article!

  • Reply freyja October 9, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    coucou!! je connaissais pas du tout, c’est vraiment à voir je confirme! je me note l’idée :p
    bisous!

  • Reply Hélène les jolies choses de ma vie October 22, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Très bel article et photos.

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