Welcome to our Swedish Public Parks and Gardens!

From the North to the South throughout the length of Sweden there is a garden tradition with roots in our mutual European Cultural Heritage. The Swedish garden is rather informal, taking much of its inspiration from nature.

Swedish Gardens combines a passion for flowers with shapes and forms, creating gardens of a unique Swedish character.
 The Swedish parks that were established in the mid-1800s are the foundations of the beautiful recreational spaces that today exist right at the centre of our towns and cities. Municipal head gardeners and Trusts that care for gardens and parks develop new, exciting concepts together with landscape architects, artists and town citizens themselves.
 The Swedes have a great passion for gardening and for nature.

Thousands of visitors flock each year to private as well as public parks.
 The major public gardens now have their own forum, the newly formed Swedish Society of Public Parks and Gardens. The Society aims to strengthen, develop and communicate knowledge and information about Sweden’s Garden Heritage, which includes a broad variety of different landscapes ranging from the clearings of the forests of the North to the formal palace gardens of the South. The Swedish Society of Public Parks and Gardens is a network today consisting of 35 of the foremost parks and gardens in Sweden.

“We want to enhance and spread the word of the quality of our Swedish parks and gardens and have this network to show the most famous ones that represent the Swedish Green Culture Heritage. Sweden has a great tradition of gardening and people love to spend time in their gardens and to be inspired by the public parks. That´s why the public areas are so important as good examples of culture landscape and play a vital role in urban cities as well as in rural areas. We welcome our guests and please contact us for more information to make your visit as good as possible!”
Cecilia Liljedahl
Founder of the network


  • The Swedish Society of Public Parks and Gardens is a network today consisting of 35 of the foremost parks and gardens in Sweden.
  • The office is situated at Nääs Slott in Västra Götaland.
  • The Society started in the Spring of 2010.

Board members 2021

  • Maria Sidén VD, Nääs slott (Chairperson)
  • Lena Vikström, vice ordförande
  • Ulf Nordfjell, Landskapsarkitekt, Stockholm
  • Tomas Lindvall, Teknisk chef, Sundbybergs stad
  • Lotta Saetre, Kommunikatör, Uppsala linneanska trädgårdar
  • Tina Westerlund, Hantverkslaboratoriet vid Göteborgs universitet


Press and media
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Swedish Gardens
C/o August Abrahamsons stiftelse
Nääs Slott
SE-448 92 Floda