2010-04-22

Planting at Haga Palace

New trees and shrubs are now being planted in Haga Park, including lime, yew, jasmine, rhododendrons of different colours and small lilacs. The planting is intended both to make the park more attractive and to give the Crown Princess Couple more privacy at Haga Palace.
Haga Park was created by Gustav III during the second half of the 18th century and is known for its rolling English parkland. The new trees and shrubs adhere to the planned layout and writings that have been preserved from when Haga Park was first designed. The park features mainly deciduous trees, with a few evergreens such as yew and pine trees. The aim is for the park to have a natural look, despite the fact that it has been designed by people.
 
Pruned yew trees, known as lamella, will be planted along the shore path. This means that when you walk in one direction you will see that the lamellas are separately planted bushes. If you turn around and walk back in the other direction, the lamellas give the impression of being a single hedge. This kind of optical illusion is typical of English parks and appropriate to the history of Haga Park.

The original paths from the time of Gustav III have been recreated around the Echo Temple. Visitors will thus have the opportunity to take the originally intended route to the temple.

 
An English park is a style of park featuring soft and natural tree shapes, vegetation and paths. Straight lines are avoided; paths have soft curves in order to highlight the trees, bushes and buildings.