The love of Swedish People for nature and gardens is directly proportional to the length of their winter, and as intense as their brief but dazzling summer. Swedish Kings, from Gustave III to the actual Carl XVI Gustaf with his family, have shared this love, and they have adorned their own residences with magnificent gardens and parks. Our journey starts from Drottningholm, the Versailles of the North, with its sumptuous geometrical parterre, and the spectacular perspectives and suggestions of the landscape park, where children have their own space. Then there is Solliden, a corner of Italy in northern nature and light, with the elegant giardino all’italiana
(Italian Garden) and the graceful Dutch garden, both in dialogue with the lonely atmospheres of the surrounding park. Then it comes the palette of Sofiero, where the majesty of the azaleas has no competitors except the beauty of the rhododendrons and the humble grace of the daisies. After the garden of Ulriksdal, where the blazes of a Baroque dream still live in the harmonies of the 18th century, the journey ends up in Rosendal, where the refinement of the architectures has no rival but the glory of the efflorescence, dream garden and at the same time school of biodynamic horticulture.
In the appendix some vegetable cooking recipes can be found, in order to continue the journey in one’s own kitchen.PDF format