A blooming marvellous summer in store
TEXT: LIZ LONGDEN | PHOTOS © NORRVIKEN
Its sumptuous gardens have long been a must-see, but botanical delights are only a part of Norrviken’s charm. With a packed programme of events, the coming summer and autumn promise something for everyone.
Created over 100 years ago by visionary Rudolf Albin in Båstad, eastern Skåne, Norrviken is an oasis of natural beauty that is renowned for its elegant, themed gardens. In recent years, the gardens have also become a spectacular setting for an exciting programme of exhibitions and celebrations.
This year’s highlights include an exhibition byAgneta and Carolina Gynning, who will be exhibiting a selection of sculptures, jewellery, paintings and photography in the stunning Victoria glass house; a Rolls Royce and Bentley exhibition, featuring every model of Rolls Royce ever made; a retrospective of images from beauty photography pioneer FernandFonssagrives; and the inauguration of HasseAndersson’s children’s garden, to name just a few.
In keeping with Norrviken’s tradition of celebrating a different theme from its gardens each year, visitors will this year find themselves transported back to the spirit of the 1600s, with art displays, music, floral experiences and food and drink all taking inspiration from the theme of ‘the Baroque’.
“The gardens and grounds have undergone a lot of development over the last few years, with the aim of opening them up to a broader audience,” explains Norrviken’s CEO, Camilla Berthilsson. “Our events programme is also part of that philosophy — we have so much going on over the summer, and something for all ages and interests.”