The Queen gives an opening speech at the "Gardens and gardeners at Drottningholm and Ekerö – 350 years of pleasure and practicality" garden exhibition. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/Scanpix
On Friday 27 April, The Queen opened the "Gardens and gardeners at Drottningholm and Ekerö — 350 years of pleasure and practicality" garden exhibition at Drottningholm Palace Park.
This is the biggest garden exhibition ever held at Drottningholm Palace Park. The exhibition, which is spread over 1,800 square metres, begins at the Chinese Pavilion and is made up of six separate garden spaces. The basic theme of the exhibition is the gardener, practicality and pleasure. It is based on the cultural heritage of Drottningholm Palace Park, together with the rich gardening history of Ekerö Municipality. The gardeners at Drottningholm Palace Park have created the exhibition in association with Gunnar Kaj, who creates the flower arrangements for the Nobel Banquet. To enhance the experience, the garden spaces are partly hidden from each other. The exhibition runs until 2 September 2012, and will be open daily from 10:00 until 17:00. There will also be a café and flowers for sale nearby.