Hundreds of wonderful secrets

The land of gardens in the south-east, Ystad & Österlen is a garden-lover's paradise, containing everything from grand castle gardens to small, secret gardens behind hedges and fences. Step into oases such as Apotekarens trädgård (the Pharmacist's Garden) with palms, olive trees, rosemary and figs. Next to the monastery in Ystad there is a completely different world to discover in the monks' herb garden, the cabbage garden and the newly laid peony garden.

Inspirational dream gardens
Ystad and Österlen are in Growing Zone 1, which has a slightly warmer climate than the rest of Sweden. This means that gardens here enjoy excellent growing conditions, with species that you may not find further north. Here you will discover olive trees, vines and citrus trees, as well as impressive floral displays – not least roses.

Ystad and Österlen are full of unmissable beautiful gardens. Choose your favourites, enjoy the plants, stock up on gardening accessories and be inspired. There is something for everyone. The choice is huge - all you have to do is make a decision.


Open Gardens

Foto Eva Olsson, Österlenkryddor

Town parks, castle parks, sculpture parks and monastery parks. Among many more parks..

The parks in the Ystad & Österlen region are wonderful places to visit. Relax and enjoy!


Simrishamn vicinity

  • Mandelmanns trädgård, Rörum
  • Apotekarns trädgård
  • Brunnsparken
  • Berggrenska trädgården
  • Den engelska trädgården, Svabesholm
  • Rosentorget
  • Museets Linneträdgård
  • Kiviks Esperöd Arboretum
  • Ulriksdals trädgård, Kivik


Tomelilla vicinity:

  • Christinehofs ekopark
  • Ecotopia Österlen, Fågeltofta
  • Kronovalls vinslott
  • Tomelilla stadspark


Ystad vicinity:

If you want, the staff in the Tourist Offices in Ystad and Simrishamn can give you more tips on where to enjoy your picnic! Welcome in and ask us!