Roses & lavender in Skåne & Denmark
We would love to welcome you to some of the most beautiful gardens in south of Sweden and Denmark. You will meet garden author Christina Högardh-Ihr who will take you to some of her favorite gardens, with roses, flowerbeds and a lovely design. We will visit both public gardens and private hidden gems and you will meet head gardeners as well as owners for guidance and chats. You will also meet well knowned author Hannu Sarenström in his garden and kitchen in Denmark where you will spend an exclusive evening with a meal. Stay in 4star hotel and a lovely Danish Inn. This tour is made in cooperation with Favoritresor and the Swedish Horticultural Society.
From 15,990:- SEK (Members of Swedish Horticultural Society receives 1000:- SEK in discount)
Length of travel
Skåne, Sweden & Denmark
22 – 27 June
Booking is made via Favoritresor.
Tour – Programme
Arrival in Helsingborg at noon. (We will pick-up at Copenhagen Airport Kastrup if needed). We will go by bus to our first garden destination, Fredriksdal in Helsingborg where we will start with lunch at the Garden Café. You will have a guided tour in the lovely park which is both an open-air museum and a landscape park with a beautiful rosarium. Also visit at Rose nursery and plant shop Flora Linnea with one of Northern Europe’s largest collection of historic roses as well as David Austin Roses. The bus will take you to the hotel Marina Plaza for check-in and dinner will be served in the dining room (not included).
After a lovely breakfast buffet, we will go north to the city Båstad and visit Norrviken Gardens, a recently restored and amazing garden dated 1906. The Swedish garden architect Rudolf Abelin created his private garden with a vision of many garden rooms with different characters. Christina will guide you through the orchards, the renaissance garden, the Japanese and oriental garden and the new plantings and the lovely glasshouses. Lunch will be served in the Old Villa Abelin.
During the afternoon we will drive along the beautiful “Italian Road” and stop at some farm shops in the countryside before going to a lovely private garden. You will meet Mrs Sylvia Wihlborg who has created an English garden with more than 100 different roses, lots of perennial borders, a pond and also a fantastic view. Coffee/homemade cakes before going back to the hotel. Dinner and leisure.
After breakfast we will go with our bus along a glittering Öresund to Sofiero Castle & Garden. Sofiero Garden has been awarded the most beautiful garden in Europe. It was once created by Crown Princess Margaret (1882-1920), married to the Swedish Prince Gustav, later King of Sweden. Princess Margaret was the grandchild of Queen Victoria and was raised at Bagshot Castle in England. She grew up to love gardening and flowers as a child and when she came to Sweden, she created an English garden on the large forest estate outside Helsingborg. Today you will find walled rooms with broad flower borders, rose borders, orchards and kitchen gardens and steep ravines with woodland walks all the way down to the sea. You will have a guided tour at Sofiero, a picknick lunch and a final with some lovely fragrant flowers in the King´s old wine house before leaving Sofiero.
Afternoon visit at private garden of Axelvold Manor where you find a beautiful park and lots of roses, both in a formal garden and in free plantations. Dinner and leisure in the evening.
After breakfast you will check-out from your hotel in Helsingborg and go with our bus and the electric ferries across Öresund to Denmark. We will go to the village Hilleröd for visit Esther´s Have in her charming garden in the Danish countryside. Provence and Mediterranean plants have inspired Esther when building her 38 000m2 large garden. Hundreds of lavenders are planted in rows in the sloping garden. Trees, bushes and a flower garden and most of all Esther herself, guiding and singing and serving us coffee & homemade cakes makes this a very charming and personal visit. We will have lunch in a local pub before going south to Langeland and Humble Inn where we will stay for two nights. Dinner at hotel (not included).
After breakfast at our “Danish Kro” you will have some free time in the lovely village of Humble and the Island Langeland. After lunch we will visit Hannu Sarenström, well knowned garden profile in Sweden who recently moved to Denmark for creating a new garden at his beautiful farm on the Danish Island surrounded by fields and sea. Hannu´s kitchen garden is important and Hannu loves to cook so we will simply stay here for awhile and have a lovely time and eat together with Hannu in his kitchen.
Check-out and final breakfast on this tour and the last stop will be the private garden Kongsdahl, award winning and spectacular. Owner Vagn Wazar Jörgensen will guide us in his both formal and wild garden, close to the Danish landscape. Lunch at local pub and stop at Danish plant shop Aldershvile before going to Copenhagen and the airport.
Elite Hotel Marina Plaza
Herløv Kro & Hotel
Kongsdal Åben Have
The price for this tour is 15,990:– SEK. (members of Swedish Horticultural Society receive 1000:- SEK in discount).
Price includes; professional Guide every day, 5 nights in double rooms at 4* hotels with breakfast included. 2 dinners, entrance to 8 different gardens, all transportation in Skåne & Denmark and Train-ticket from home-destination within Sweden, to Skane or Copenhagen. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the itineraries.
We reserve ourselves for any change in the schedule. Please let us know if you have any food allergies, dietary restrictions or special requirements for the tour. In this tour, we follow the terms & conditions from Favoritresor, please read them here (link in Swedish). We expect a reasonable level of fitness.
All bookings for this tour is made via Favoritresor (link in Swedish).
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