Where to spend a sunny day better than at (Kungliga) Djurgården – another one of the central Stockholm islands and an especially pretty one. A National City park hosting an amusementpark (Gröna Lund), stunning historic houses and theaters, museums, yacht harbours, Waldemannsudde, but also forests and meadows. A calm oasis to have fun, lie at the water, take long walks with a coffee & waffle break or enjoy all the different museums – only a short walk from city center or a ride on the tram or ferry away.
Rosendals Trädgård – I think I spent several hours at this garden/shop/café in the middle of Djurgården called “The Rose Valley”. Such a beautiful place!
Rosendal’s Garden is an open garden, with the main purpose of presenting biodynamic (organic) garden cultivation to the general public.[…]
In the café, we serve coffee and tea, sandwiches, pastries, and light lunch dishes, with nothing but organically grown ingredients. All bread, pies, buns, cookies and cakes come from our own Bakery, boasting a wood-fired stone oven built in 1998.
The biodynamic principles include a constant focus on quality. Besides environmental considerations in all gardening work, all produce used in our food processing is selected with utmost care. The garden crops are served at our tables, and leftovers go back to the compost heap, providing first-rate soil for next year’s growth. Visitors can actually feel the continuity of a connected whole. (Rosendals Garden)
With a belly full of coffee, soup and cake it´s time to take another walk around the island.
Until I reached Waldemannsudde, the former mansion of Prins Eugen which was converted to a museum after his death.