Seven highlights during the year
February 27: Opening cermony of Gothenburg Green World and Wild Spring
The year of Gothenburg Green World begins with a tribute to the spring bulbs. The exhibition is called Wild Spring and is held in Gothenburg Botanical Garden and will display the garden's unique collection of bulbous plants. The plants come to life in March and culminates a month later when 200,000 bulbs will be in bloom.
April 23: Season opening of Liseberg amusement park
The premiere of the summer season at Liseberg amusement park and inauguration of Liseberg Gardens – a project in which the park gets three new green areas, including a Victorian garden and a secret garden.
May 28: Exhibitions in the Garden Society of Gothenburg
During Gothenburg Green World the Garden Society of Gothenburg (Trädgårdsföreningen) will reinvent its grand greenhouses as showplaces for exhibitions and the performing arts. For example, the exhibition of the winning entries of the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) will be taking part here. The exhibition runs until August 7.
June 4: Pop-up gardens in the city centre
Twenty pop-up gardens will appear on Gothenburgs main avenue on June 4. The gardens are designed by local, national and international participants and the goal is to find inspiration and new ideas to create public green areas based on social and ecological aspects. You can enjoy the gardens until August 7.
July 2: Bamboo Art and Land Art exhibitions
Experience this summer's big garden initiative in the formal garden at Gunnebo House and Gardens, featuring the plants in the orangery and new content created by visiting garden designers. Land Art exhibition will also be held by two international artists in collaboration with Arte Sella, Italy.
From July 2 you can also experience Gothenburg Botanical Garden’s newly renovated Walk in the Wild garden. Here you can hike in an exciting and forest-like environment with new paths and a viewing platform with a view over the valley.
A hot tip is to go and see the Japanese installation artist Tetsunori Kawana's gigantic installations of green bamboo on Millennium Square outside the Great Theatre (Stora teatern).
September 3: Harvest Festival and the photo exhibition Flora Supersum
Autumn kicks off with a big harvest festival at Gunnebo House and Gardens – Food from the Earth (Jordens mat). First showing of Flora Supersum – Autumn in the Garden, an exhibition of photographs by Lena Granefeldt at the Garden Society of Gothenburg. The exhibition runs until 9 October.
December 9: Winter in the Palm House
Opening of Winter in the Palm House at the Garden Society of Gothenburg. Flower installations by Gunnar Kaj, concluding the year of the garden.
Cecilia Liljedahl, Project Manager Göteborg & Co, 0705-289552
Gardens of Gothenburg has created a new concept for linking together more of the initiatives and key green experiences that the city and the region have to offer. Gothenburg Green World will span an entire year and has the ambitious aim to inspire organic gardening and ecological lifestyles, following the example of the foremost parks in Scandinavia.
The key organisations behind the initiative are Gothenburg’s Parks and Landscape Administration, Gunnebo House and Gardens, Mölndal, Gothenburg Botanical Garden in Region Västra Götaland, Liseberg Park and Göteborg & Co.
Jonsered Gardens (Jonsereds trädgårdar) in Partille, Växtrum i Lerum, Råda Manor in Härryda municipality and Tjolöholm Castle in Kungsbacka municipality are partners in the project, and together we are creating and offering the leading garden destination in the Nordic Region.