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55 - ROSENDAL - SWEDEN

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Sprawling on 5 hectares, Rosendal is a food and flower garden at the heart of Stockholm. It has been in perpetual evolution for 200 years: it is a model garden for Sweden.

The exceptional nature of the Rosendal garden is explained by its situation in the city; it is located in the island of Djurgarden – which is 27 square kilometers large – flanked by the waters of the Baltic sea and linked to the town center by multiple bridges. Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, the island of Djurgarden was no more than a royal hunting preserve. When Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte became king of Sweden in 1810, he had this castle built at the center of the island with a great English garden that would be open to the public. This living space is unique in Sweden: anyone can come to unwind, pick flowers, buy plants or eat out – and enjoy the natural produce cultivated and cooked on site. The garden expands around the great orchard to its south. Further north, flowerbeds lead to green spaces and children’s games.
This ecological garden is a source of inspiration for the cities of tomorrow: an area that combines beauty, leisure and creativity as well as opportunities for refreshments. It is a place that gives experimentation its full meaning, a garden like there are still too few of…

Director(s) : DESPIAU (Mathieu)

Producer(s) : Bo Travail !, ARTE FRANCE

Production Year : 2018
Language(s) : German, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.