Rhododendron in bloom © Tannus
© Mickael Tannus
Rhododendron in bloom at Sofiero Castle

Sofiero Castle is one of Sweden’s most beautiful castles, situated just north of the town of Helsingborg. The castle is surrounded by velvety lawns, lush green trees and dazzling flower beds above a rhododendron ravine that overlooks the Öresund and Denmark.

Landscaped by royalty

The castle was built in Dutch Renaissance style in 1864 and was Danish Queen Ingrid's summer home. It is famous for its exceptionally beautiful landscaped parks and rhododendron garden planted by King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden.

Sofiero Slott trädgård © Aleksandra Boguslawska
© Aleksandra Boguslawska
The Sofiero Castle Garden

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...The blooming of the rhododendrons in the springtime when more than 10,000 plants in 500 different varieties bloom in the early summer – one of the largest collections of rhododendrons in Europe.

There are several superb flower gardens in the park, some with panoramic views of the Öresund Sound, and generous lawns for picnics. There’s a café, plant shop, castle restaurant and a farm shop selling things for the home and garden. 

The season starts March 31 and ends in September. The castle is open for guided tours and park walks all year round. 

In 2010, Sofiero was named Europe’s most beautiful park and voted Sweden’s fourth most popular visitor destination on Trip Advisor  in 2013.

 

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