Relaxation for the whole family in idyllic surroundings
TEXT: HEIDI KOKBORG | PHOTOS © BIRKEGÅRDEN
Birkegården is a wonderful place to spend a day with the family. Kids, parents and grandparents will all find plenty to love here, on an enjoyable day out. You can admire the gardens, enjoy a meal in the café, shop in the gift shop, say hello to the animals, or have fun on the playground.
Are you looking for the perfect attraction for the whole family? Well, look no further. Birkegården has something for every generation, and it is the perfect place at which to slow down and take things easy on a beautiful summer day. “Kids, parents and grandparents all love being here. We lead hectic and busy lives, so we need time to unwind, and Birkegården is an opportunity to do just that,” says Merry Sørensen, owner of Birkegården. “The kids love that it is not go-go-go and that their parents are able to relax, but they still have plenty of things to do: have fun on the playground, pet the animals or step on stones in the Japanese garden.”
Birkegården has five very special gardens: a Danish/English garden, a Japanese garden, a monastery garden with herbs, a prairie garden with perennials, and a Permaculture garden. The Japanese garden is the largest of its kind in Denmark.
It all started back in 1996, when the Danish/English garden was built and people asked to come in and see it, and so it was decided to open it up to the public. Soon after, the other gardens followed – besides the Permaculture garden, which was not finished until 2014. “The Permaculture garden is a sustainable garden. We use most of the produce in our café, and the rest we sell to our guests,” says Merry.
Birkegården is spread across 33,000 square metres.
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