Happy Friday. I hope you’ve had a wonderful week. We’re getting into our school groove, but Summer’s returned full force to Stockholm (here | here) and I unexpectedly chased the sun to Rosendalsträgård today. These gardens, greenhouses and cafes are in the center of the city but, make the city feel far, far away.
Rosendals is one of my favorite places to take visitors (here) and I discovered today it’s “Harvest Weekend.” There was a noticeable bustle on the grounds and I immediately found a few things I
hadn’t seen before, like a course for wheel borrow races and another area for kids to make art. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak of Gunilla Sahlin hanging the last of her art for her pressed flower art exhibit that opens tomorrow and was lead by a proud and friendly gardener out to the last trees that still had apples. There, kids toddled under the trees as nearby parents lingered over coffees at their blue picnic tables in the shade, extending lunches they’d brought themselves or brought out from the cafe; others picked flowers in the pick-on-your-own gardens; shopped for plants themselves, items from the garden boutique and I enjoyed lunch and noted many new little nooks and crannies. It’s a place for strolling, having brunch, lunch and afternoon coffees and more.
I’ve share other sides of Rosendals when my nephews and parents visited, (here); when we carved pumpkins there (here) and (here.) I realised I haven’t share Stockholm in a while and my afternoon felt like just the perfect hello from Stockholm to you.
Warm, willowday, wishes. Happy Weekend. I look forward to meeting you again next week.