Sweden’s most famous garden now in bloom
Carl and Karin Larsson’s quirky and unruly garden in Sundborn was included in many of the artworks that the couple created and has for generations been influencing the style of Swedish homes. And now their lost garden is back in full bloom! The world-famous garden has been recreated for the first time summer 2014.
The beds are filled with all the flowers and plants that stocked the garden in the late 19th century. In the kitchen garden all the traditional Swedish vegetables will be growing side by side with the French legumes that Karin brought home from her stay in the artists’ village of Grez-sur-Loing.
The garden furniture that Carl and Karin themselves designed and painted in characteristic deep colours are in place again, alongside the stone seats and table that for years were buried under layers of earth. All the beauty, the games they played and the parties they held will be brought back to life in Carl and Karin Larsson’s garden at Sundborn.
Photos by Per Eriksson, Trigger Photo