The King plants a lime tree for the final section of the avenue of lime trees at Drottningholm

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Drottningholm's baroque garden, with the first lime tree of the fifth section to be planted. Photo: Peter Steen/Studio Toivo Steen AB

On Tuesday 3 May, The King — together with Director General of the National Property Board Thomas Norell — planted the first tree in the fifth section of the renewal of the avenue of lime trees in Drottningholm's baroque gardenexternal link, opens in new window.
At the end of the 1990s, the National Property Board started to renew the avenue of lime trees at Drottningholm. Rot, fungus attacks and over-pruning had meant that the trees needed to be replaced.
 
The avenue of lime trees has been extended with 100-200 new trees in five sections, at roughly four year intervals. Yesterday, The King and Director General of the National Property Board Thomas Norell planted the first tree of the fifth and final section.
 
The lime trees that will be planted in this final section closest to the Palace are cuttings from the old trees in the original baroque garden.

The avenues of lime trees frame the baroque garden at Drottningholm, which was laid out by Tessin the Older and Tessin the Younger in the 17th and 18th centuries.