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19th century park

The Garden Society of Gothenburg

A beautiful garden located in the heart of the city.

The Garden Society of Gothenburg, Trädgårdsföreningen, is one of the best preserved 19th century parks in Europe. Here you can find thousands of roses, carpet beddings and lush woodlands. The palm house from 1878 houses exotic plants in a Mediterranean climate.

For 170 years the Garden Society of Gothenburg has been an oasis of greenery in the heart of Gothenburg, a place to relax and be invigorated.

Today it is one of the best-preserved nineteenth-century parks in Europe, where rolling lawns, historic buildings and ornamental gardens featuring exotic and indigenous plants take you back to the golden age of horticulture.

The sweeping borders and nineteenth-century atmosphere set the tone. In 1992 the Garden Society of Gothenburg became the first park in Sweden to be given listed building status for its cultural heritage.

See and do

The Palm house stands tall in the middle of the garden, a glittering piece of art made from glass and cast iron. A popular tourist attraction since 1878.

Make sure to stop by the rose garden, it’s one of the best in northern Europe. More than 1200 different types of roses bloom there every year.

The area Stenpartiet is a hidden gem in the eastern part of the garden and well worth a visit. Here you’ll find exciting and rare plants.

Bring your children and visit the Alfie Atkins’ Cultural Centre, a creative place for kids and adults alike. Afterwards, head out into the park and explore the exciting playground full of swings, slides and winding paths. 

Eat and drink

Take a break at cosy café Rosenkaféet, located in one of the Garden society of Gothenburg’s oldest buildings, built way back in 1874.

Near the Södra vägen entrance you’ll find the café Café Grindstugan, a popular coffee spot during the warmer months of the year.

Spring flowers in the city park The Garden Society in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Spring flowers in the city park The Garden Society.Credits: Peter Kvarnström/Göteborg & Co

A border and fountain in the Garden Society in Gothenburg.

The Garden Society of Gothenburg, Trädgårdsföreningen, is one of the best preserved 19th century parks in Europe.Credits: Peter Kvarnström/Göteborg & Co

The greenhouse The Palmhouse in The Garden Society of Gothenburg.

The greenhouse The Palmhouse is built with Crystal Palace in London as a model.Credits: Happy Visuals/Göteborg & Co

Interior of the greenhouse The Palmhouse in Gothenburg.

The Palmhouse in The Garden Society host tropical plants and flowers.Credits: Anders Storm/Göteborg & Co

Roses in the park The Garden Society of Gothenburg.

The rosarium in the Garden Society is one of the largest in Northern Europe.Credits: Peter Kvarnström/Göteborg & Co