Beautiful gardens, historical buildings and organic food

Råda Manor

Råda Manor is located just a short trip from the Gothenburg city centre. The well-preserved estate has a fascinating heritage dating back to medieval times. The new kitchen garden was opened in 2014 where vegetables and herbs are not only grown as produce for the manor restaurant, but also to inspire visitors to cultivate their own gardens. Råda Manor is part of the lake Rådasjön nature reserve, a great place for a walk through the impressive beech forest.

How do I get here?

The closest stop to head for is Råda Säteri, but you can also travel to Mölnlyckemotet or Råda portar, which offer more connections if you don’t mind a short walk along Säterivägen. Follow Säteriallén up towards the manor.

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Gunnebo House and Gardens

Gunnebo House and Gardens is one of the best preserved 18th century estates in Scandinavia. It’s located across the lake Rådasjön from Råda Manor, and just 15 minutes from Gothenburg. The house was originally built as a summer villa for the wealthy merchant John Hall and his family, but today Gunnebo is a living cultural environment which is open all year round, with guided tours and events. There’s also an award-winning coffee house and restaurant, a shop and a farm. Free entrance to the park. 

How do I get here?

Hop on bus 753 towards Mölndal, Gunnebo Park bus stop is located on Rådavägen. From here, you follow John Halls väg across the river, from where signs will guide you to Gunnebo House via a couple of alternative routes.

Explore a city full of botanical splendour

Liseberg Amusement Park

The biggest amusement park in the Nordic region doesn’t really need much in way of introduction, but what you may not know is that among the rides and attractions sits Liseberg Gardens, a real hidden gem. Take a stroll in beautiful, playful and lush green spaces that stretch over an area of 6250 square metres, with thrilling roller coasters and rides just around the corner.

How do I get here?

Liseberg is close to the city centre and easily reached from the following stops: Korsvägen, Liseberg or Getebergsäng.

When the Palm House was designed, the Crystal Palace in London served as a model.

The Garden Society of Gothenburg

You mustn’t miss Trädgårdsföreningen, The garden society, one of the best preserved 19th century parks in Europe. It is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll. With its impressive rose garden, grand palm house and cosy cafés, the park has something for everyone.

How do I get here?

From the Central Station you can easily reach the entrance on Slussgatan, or if you are coming from Kungsportsplatsen there is also an entrance on Södra vägen.

Gothenburg Botanical Garden

Welcome to one of Europe’s largest and best botanical gardens. Here you’ll find around 16,000 species of plants in the different greenhouses and areas like the rock garden and herb garden. The Botanical Garden offers a vast and impressive collection of plants and flowers, and is a great place to visit all year round. The hilly and lovely nature reserve Änggårdsbergen is located right next door.  

How do I get here?

Several tram routes will take you to Botaniska Trädgården, from where you cross the bridge over Dag Hammarskjöldsleden and follow Carl Skottsbergs gata to the main entrance of the botanical garden.

Visit a tudor-style castle or one of Sweden’s most inspiring parks

Tjolöholms Slott

The castle was built between 1898-1904 and the architecture is a mix of 14th century English style, Art Noveau and innovative design features. The castle is located on a peninsula with rich flora and fauna and you can choose from plenty of different walking routes through oak forests, beach meadows, barren cliffs and stop at outlooks and beaches. Guided tours of the castle are available and you can visit the property all year round. Tjolöholm castle is also a popular hotel, with a restaurant and café

How do I get here?

The nearest public transport stop is Torpa Smedja, a four kilometre walk away.

At Jonsered Gardens you will find organically grown roses.

Jonsered Gardens

Jonsered Gardens are situated just outside of Gothenburg. With a heritage that stretches back to the 1800s the gardens are now at the cutting edge of organic growing and social responsibility. In 2015, Jonsered Gardens won the Elmia Park Inspira award as Sweden’s most inspiring park in the category of newly created parks. Don’t miss the Rosengaraget shop, which sells gardener Peter Svenson’s organically grown roses.

How do I get here?

At Jonsereds station you can see the old factory buildings and river rapids off to one side. In the other direction you can follow the signs to Jonsered Manor (Jonsereds herrgård).