Parks and Gardens

To go for a stroll in a park of good style, or through a well-designed garden, is truly a pleasure for the soul. And often a source for inspiration. Here are some tips on beautiful parks and gardens.


The gardens at Astrid Lindgren’s Näs

The gardens are like a fairy tale without ending. It is a place that offers knowledge combined with play, culture, beauty and wonder. The green environments have grown out of themes that were impor…

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The gardens are like a fairy tale without ending. It is a place that offers knowledge combined with play, culture, beauty and wonder. The green environments have grown out of themes that were important to Astrid Lindgren throughout her authorship. Themes, such as freedom, courage, melancholy and happiness.

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Solliden

When Victoria passed away in 1930, she had bequeathed Solliden to her husband, Gustaf V. Despite not having visited Öland many times before, he now took a lively interest in managing Solliden. He e…

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When Victoria passed away in 1930, she had bequeathed Solliden to her husband, Gustaf V. Despite not having visited Öland many times before, he now took a lively interest in managing Solliden. He employed a castle steward and ensured that the park had a long-term maintenance plan. Taking the Mainau Castle at Lake Constance as a model, Gustaf V decided to open the park to the public. Over time, he grew fond of Öland and its inhabitants. He got involved in the Borgholm tennis club, went hunting, and also held summer concerts on Öland.

Gustaf V bequeathed Solliden to Crown Prince Carl Gustaf, Swedens current king. The Crown Prince’s mother, Princess Sibylla, was given the use of the villa and came to Öland every summer with the Crown Prince and his sisters. King Carl Gustaf and his family have both embraced Solliden as their private summer paradise and developed the public part of the castle park. Queen Silvia visited Solliden for the first time in 1973 and has since added new plants and plantings to the park over the years.

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Visit Huseby Bruk

The park at Huseby Bruk is like an embroidery – and that is not an exaggeration. Designs from the late 1800s have been found, and the flower beds and kitchen garden have been restored accordingly. …

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The park at Huseby Bruk is like an embroidery – and that is not an exaggeration. Designs from the late 1800s have been found, and the flower beds and kitchen garden have been restored accordingly. The peacocks’ screams and hens cackling also belong to the experience. Visit the park, the castle, and other interesting buildings such as the furnace, mill and a museum.

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Linnéparken in Växjö

Linnéparken, or the Linnaeus Park, is part of Växjö city park with beautiful flower beds, bushes and perennials, centrally located by the cathedral. In the park is also Karolinerhuset from 1715, wh…

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Linnéparken, or the Linnaeus Park, is part of Växjö city park with beautiful flower beds, bushes and perennials, centrally located by the cathedral. In the park is also Karolinerhuset from 1715, which was a school up until 1850. One of the school’s pupils was Carl Linnaeus, whom the park was named for.

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Kalmar City Park

The city park is commonly called “Kalmar’s green parlour” and is located next to the castle. The park was laid out between 1877-1880 and has the character of a romantic English park, where nature has …

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The city park is commonly called “Kalmar’s green parlour” and is located next to the castle. The park was laid out between 1877-1880 and has the character of a romantic English park, where nature has been the inspiration in the design. There are bright and shadowy places, typical of the English park style.

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Rosenlunds Rosarium

The rosarium, with some 500 species of roses, enjoys a scenic location in an old cultural environment near the shore of Lake Vättern. Among the roses and beautiful flowers there are also exotic trees …

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The rosarium, with some 500 species of roses, enjoys a scenic location in an old cultural environment near the shore of Lake Vättern. Among the roses and beautiful flowers there are also exotic trees and plantations with perennials. The garden has served many purposes over the years, including as a school garden around the 1950s.

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Krusenstiernska Garden in Kalmar

The gardens of Krusenstiernska Gården were built in the 1870s, and correspond roughly to today’s appearance. The eastern part then contained a kitchen garden with different vegetables, including aspar…

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The gardens of Krusenstiernska Gården were built in the 1870s, and correspond roughly to today’s appearance. The eastern part then contained a kitchen garden with different vegetables, including asparagus. The cultivation areas were lined with straight paths with fruit trees, berry bushes and flower strips.

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Churches

Småland’s churches represent a large part of the surviving buildings from the Middle Ages and bear witness to developments in church architecture.

Mines and caves

Some of Sweden’s first mines were opened in Småland. They mined for both minerals and different kinds of stone.

Småland for everyone

Småland is a popular travel destination for good reason, both for young and old – here you can experience beautiful landscapes and much more.