Icon - Arrow LeftAn icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. Icon - Arrow RightAn icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. Icon - External LinkAn icon we use to indicate a button link is external. Icon - MessageThe icon we use to represent an email action. Icon - Down ChevronUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - CloseUsed to indicate a close action. Icon - Dropdown ArrowUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - Location PinUsed to showcase a location on a map. Icon - Zoom OutUsed to indicate a zoom out action on a map. Icon - Zoom InUsed to indicate a zoom in action on a map. Icon - SearchUsed to indicate a search action. Icon - EmailUsed to indicate an emai action. Icon - FacebookFacebooks brand mark for use in social sharing icons. flipboard Icon - InstagramInstagrams brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - PinterestPinterests brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - TwitterTwitters brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - Check MarkA check mark for checkbox buttons.
You are reading

Garden Visit: An Enchanted Garden in Sweden

Search

Garden Visit: An Enchanted Garden in Sweden

June 17, 2014

One would expect to find lavish gardens surrounding the stone castle-turned-hotel called Haringe Slott, near Stockholm. And one would not be disappointed:

Photography via Ingalls Photography.

Above: Located on the edge of a nature preserve a half-hour drive from Stockholm, the Haringe estate’s sprawling gardens date to the 1930s. A succession of wealthy and eccentric industrialists-turned-collectors owned the property, and each put his idiosyncratic mark on it.

Above: The interior design brings the outdoors in. To see the interiors, go to An Enchanted Castle in Sweden.

Above: It was banker Torsten Kreuger who built the gardens in the early 1930s.

Above: After Kreuger went bankrupt in the 1930s, Hí¤ringe Slott was bought by Axel Wenner-Gren, a vacuum-cleaner magnate who owned Electrolux.

Above: Summer wildflowers and fruit from the property.

Above: An inveterate collector, Wenner-Gren entertained celebrity acquaintances such as Greta Garbo and Josephine Baker at his palace.

Above: Disconsolate at his failure to broker diplomatic relations between Germany and England that would have prevented World War II, Wenner-Gren and his wife left Sweden on their yacht. They returned to Haringe Slott only after the war ended.

Above: After Wenner-Gren’s death in 1961, the castle’s furnishings were sold off. The property’s subsequent owner, Olle Hartwig, painstakingly reacquired the collection.

Above: The castle is set by the sea in the Haringe-Hammersta Nature Reserve, which has farmlands and pastures.

Above: The landscape is varied, including a pond and coastal bays.

Above: Twilight at the end of the dock.

Above: Wenner-Gren and his wife, Marguerite, are buried near the castle’s East Wing.

For more Swedish garden design, see “Outdoors: Ulf Nordfjell Garden Design.”

This is an update of a post originally published July 6, 2012.

Have a Question or Comment About This Post?

Join the conversation

v5.0