©Drottningholm Palace Garden
The history began in 1662 when Queen Hedvig Eleonora commissioned the court architect to form a pleasure garden. Heavily inspired by the gardens of Versailles, the area is laid out in a prime axis. It runs from a waterfront on one side, through avenues radiating out to the jardin on the other. The intricate parterre de broderie leads further into a water parterre, with the Hercules fountain, set against a lavish star-shaped bosquet at the end. In juxtaposition, a pastoral field tracing back to when the landscape garden became wholeheartedly embraced. Trails meander through a picturesque scenery with ponds, romantic canals and bridges, rolling lawns and groves of trees. Beyond the formal garden, the 18th century Chinese Pavilion. A royal retreat among lines of chestnut trees creating expansive views of the countryside and bosquets with aviaries for exotic birds. The Royal Domain of Drottningholm was named Sweden’s first World Heritage Site in 1991, and included on the UNESCO’s list of particularly valuable landmarks that are deemed to be of irreplaceable significance for humanity.
Drottningholm Palace Garden
107 70 Stockholm
Due to the situation with the coronavirus Drottningholm Palace is temporarily closed for all public activities until further notice.