About the garden
Welcome to my garden! I call it ”Sense the Garden”, and for me gardening is very much about emotions and memories. It is also the name of my garden book, which was nominated as Garden Book of the Year 2016, in Sweden.
It is a private garden, open for groups booked in advance. Located in Askim, it is close to Gothenburg with its famous Botanical Garden and other public gardens of great interest.
The garden is 1100 squaremetres, with six garden rooms organized around the house. Each setting has its unique theme, colour and scent.
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The layout and plantings are designed by Camilla Danielsson, who takes her inspiration both from the nearby nature and her favourite public garden, the Gothenburg Botanical Garden. It has several atmospheric settings and diverse plantings with interest from May to September.
Plan your visit
We are happy to welcome groups to our garden, from mid May to September.
To bring a group to Sense the Garden, please contact Camilla Danielsson:
The leader or coach driver must call Camilla approximately 30 minutes before arriving at the garden so that we can guide you to a parking place and ensure a nice welcome.
Where to find
Sense the Garden is in Askim, close to the city of Gothenburg on Sweden’s West Coast.
Visiting address: Askims Jordhyttebacke 4.
The garden is located at the top of a hill. It has some narrow paths and stairs of varying severity. Paving stones may be uneven or slippery when wet. Please take care when walking on the paths.
When to visit
In May and June there are plenty of bulbs in colour coordinated plantings, such as tulips and alliums, all rizing from the green freshness of emerging perennials. Flowering trees surround the plantings, such as magnolias, apple, azaleas, rhododendron, tree peonies and other early flowering shrubs and trees.
During summer the roses dominate, prefererably old roses and climbers. A variety of clematis mingle almost everywhere. Later on herbaceous perennials come into their own. The heleniums, the phlox, the daylilies, the astilbes and lots more. When summer peaks in august the asters and the ornamental grasses take lead in almost all borders.
All visits should be booked and agreed on in advance. The fee is 50 SEK (approx. 5 Euros) per person, with a mininum fee of 500 SEK (approx. 50 Euros).
Coffee, tea and a variety of refreshments can be offered and agreed on in advance. The garden has places to mingle or to sit down.