During the Baroque period, French garden design had a strong influence on Danish castle gardens. We are not aware of any companies which offer specialist tours of Danish gardens - but no garden enthusiasts should visit Copenhagen without visiting the waterfront where the Little Mermaid rests (there is a baroque fountain nearby). They should also visit the Tivoli Gardens, which are full of flowers, fountains and restaurants. The art gallery at Louisiana, north of Copenhagen, is also an attraction..
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Escorted garden tours in Denmark
‘Made in Denmark’, 7th to 11th July 2017
Hosted by GARDENS ILLUSTRATED contributor, David Wheeler
Spread across a myriad of islands with a population number similar to Scotland’s, Denmark is a remarkably successful country. It is no surprise to find many well-loved, exceptional gardens reflecting the nation’s finest qualities. We start the tour in Copenhagen, based at the harbour-side Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, the best of modern design set in a converted grain-drying warehouse with its own elegant and stylish restaurant, SALT.
We then move to the southernmost tip of Zealand to the charming Hotel Frederiksminde on Præstø Fjord, a stately 1890 manor house just a few steps from the beach.