Ulriksdal Castle Garden (Ulriksdal Trägård) – Stockholm
September 13th, 2012
I took Francesca and Gray to Ulriksdal Gardens recently where you can pick-your-own produce. I knew we were going somewhere out of the ordinary. From the moment we entered and picked up our individual baskets and scissors, I think we were all equally mesmerized.
We returned with a bounty of kale, green and purple beans, potatoes and a whole lot more. We were too early for the fennel root and had just missed the Swiss chard, but apparently, one can go online to see what is currently available here.
Besides Ulriksdal’s pick-your-own gardens and The Royal Theatre, Konfidencen, Ulriksdal has strings of garden plants, greenhouses, artisan garden pottery and even an indoor cafe for lunches and coffee. 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.