Ulriksdal Castle Garden is just on the edge of the city but, a hamlet worth a stroll or a visit.
Ulrikdsdal is a manor and grounds that unfolds new faces every time we meet. First, there’s the castle, the manors, the L’Orangerie, the grounds and then…. a garden for everyone. Imagine, just on the out skirts of town: a castle whose grounds are open to the general public, complete with a pick-your-own vegetable, flower garden and cafe?
Besides Ulriksdal’s pick-your-own gardens and Konfidencen, Ulriksdal has strings of garden plants, greenhouses, artisan garden pottery and even an indoor cafe for lunches and coffee. To get to the cafe, one has to enter through several greenhouses. The scents and colors feel like they wake winter senses like the Prince’s kiss did for Snow White. (Seriously, if you have ever experienced winter at 59 degree N, you would understand exactly what I am talking about!)
Grayson picked so many potatoes we were able to gift them to friends! We also left with kale, green and purple beans and a beautiful bouquet of 12 flowers.
This trip was initiated by our friends Julie, Max, Cornelia and Valentine who live nearby and are here so regularly that almost all of their produce is from this field. We think think their life is veg-a-topian and Julie sounds like her every day cooking includes this magic.
If you are visiting Stockholm, here is a little list of favourite places to visit: here