The gardens

The gardens at Gunnebo were created at the same time as the rest of the estate and was drawn by architect Carl Wilhelm Carlberg. The estate has three types of gardens: the formal gardens, the English landscape park and the kitchen gardens. All the gardens are organic today. Each year the kitchen gardens are planned in close collaboration with the chefs in Gunnebo Coffee House and Restaurant, and the vegetables are harvested and served in the restaurant.


The Old kitchen garden was probably layed out before the construction of Gunnebo in the 1780s-1790s, but redesigned by architect Carl Wilhelm Carlberg. In the Old kitchen garden you find asparagus, rhubarb, herbs and flowers. Against the North wall there are trellised pear.


The New kitchen gardens are located below the greenhouse, close to the farm. Here, the aim is to clarify what is a typical Swedish vegetable garden from the 18th century. The southern part of the New kitchen garden is the school garden for horticultural education at Gunnebo and educational activities for schools in Mölndal.

History of the Formal Gardens

Experience the stylish formal gardens just next to the House. These gardens are shaped by the architect’s pencil and the gardener’s hands. The gardens are an extension of the House with green rooms, adorned with furniture, statues, urns and exotic trees.

The formal gardens are architectural and interact intimately with the buildings. The gardens are designed to enhance the experience of the House. They are richly decorated with architectural elements from architect Carlbergs preserved drawings. The formal gardens have been restored to their former glory in several stages from 1949 until today.

The Greenhouse

On the terrace in the New kitchen garden the greenhouse was recreated in 1996-1999. The building is not based on any preserved design plans, but finds from archaeological excavations and studies of other contemporary conservatories.

Visit the gardens

To visit the gardens is free of charge, but you may contribute with a voluntary fee. The gardens are available from sunrise to sunset.


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