Norrviken: Year of passion lusciously presented in floral settings
By Nina Bressler | Photos: Norrviken
Norrviken is the garden located in what is often referred to as the Swedish Riviera – the southern tip of the west coast. The garden is a veritable feast for all senses, where flourishing nature goes hand in hand with cafés and a top-class restaurant serving seasonal and local delicacies. This year’s theme is Passion, and an ample summer season awaits with activities for all ages.
“There’s a peculiar power attached to this place, undefinable but always present, that makes you stick around for a long time. We wanted to reinstate passion after two years of limitations, and this year will be a celebration of life, lived to the fullest,” says Frida Paulsson, marketing manager at Norrviken.
A packed schedule is on the table; concerts, open-air art exhibitions, fairs, children’s activities and guided walks will bring life to the summer season. Tulpanmani brings focus to the beloved tulips in an exhibition curated by Eva Canebro. Passione – un omaggio alla vita e al fiore is another main event, where Flora, the goddess of life and flora, is celebrated through an immersive installation where blossoming flowers and music are married into a delightful waltz for all senses. BotaniCar is the event where car devotees will merge with innovation, technology, nature and spectacular design, to imagine a greener future together.
Guided walks will take visitors through historical marvels of the garden and its buildings, and children are welcomed at Hasse’s Happy Garden, where child-friendly activities will take place in colourful settings. The exhibition Passionate paintings will showcase art as rarely seen elsewhere; in open air, surrounded by luscious floral settings.
Abundant alternatives are provided for the foodies: Orangeriet is the restaurant where regional food is served to perfection, and Salamander café is the perfect spot for a Swedish fika. Why not bring it outside and enjoy it in the Cherry Garden? “The lush, carefully tended garden is rich in history and has provided a blossoming sanctuary for more than 100 years, brought forward by passion. We want to bring out the same lust for life that this garden embodies, to invite people into this haven of earthly goodness. Our schedule is carefully curated around the theme and we believe that the activities will help bring the surroundings into their rightful state. Passionately enjoyable!” concludes Paulsson.
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