Well, hello there (O: Today I’ve started my day with a big cup of coffee – when enjoying myself with the Flickr photos of our Copenhagen “house” photographer Thomas Rousing. I’ve picked a few of the T.R.’s fab photos here, showing park life in one of my favorite Copenhagen parks; The King’s Garden.
Copenhagen Insider Tip: Make sure to grab a coffee to go at The Coffee Factory in Gothersgade, then walk for just 2 minutes – and you find yourself in one of the most beautiful parks in central Copenhagen.
Peace & Love,
The King’s Garden in Copenhagen – sometimes referred to as Rosenborg Garden – was laid out during the reign of King Christian IV in connection to his pleasure Palace. The gardens are the country’s oldest royal gardens and were established by the same king – in the Renaissance style in the early 1600’s. The huge flowerbeds are a spectacular sight during the summer months.
Today the gardens are a popular retreat in the centre of Copenhagen, and are visited by an estimated 2.5 million people per year.
Although the park has undergone several major changes, the three entrances have been preserved. Inside the park you will find the Hercules Pavillon, and the famous statue of Hans Christian Andersen.
The gardens are home to a large herbaceous border, a rose-garden and a multitude of different-sized sculptures.
Children friendly: In 2001 the garden acquired a new attraction, the symmetrical Renaissance garden Krumspringet, while for the amusement of children there is an artistic adventure playground which opened in 1998. In midsummer, there is a puppet show for children – the lawns are crowded with sun-worshipers on warm days and during Copenhagen Jazz Festival several bands can be heard playing within the area.Copenhagen Park Life: Chill Out in The King's Garden,