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Crocus Blooming at Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen

A combination of the beauty of nature and Danish design

Crocus Blooming at Rosenborg Castle
Crocus Blooming at Rosenborg Castle
Crocus Blooming at Rosenborg Castle
Crocus Blooming at Rosenborg Castle

While the rest of the city is still gloomy and sleepy after winter, the King's Garden in front of the Rosenborg Castle is already awake and in full bloom. Rosenborg or Rose Castle is a beautiful Renaissance castle that once was King Christian IV’s residence. The garden in front of it was planted back in 1606 and since then it has become one of the locals' most beloved parks.

Annually early in spring an 11-metre wide and 160-metre long carpet of colorful crocuses brighten up the park. These small and charming flowers were planted in 1968. More that 200,000 corms now create a repeating block pattern of purple, white and striped flowers. Depending on the weather the crocuses bloom approximately between mid-March and early April.

Don't forget to visit the castle itself when you're in the neighbourhood and see the life-sized silver lions guarding it, the royal jewels, thrones and the well-preserved interiors of the fairytale residence.

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What is the best time to see the Crocus Blooming at Rosenborg Castle?

The Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen offers a gorgeous view of the crocus flowers blooming from mid-March to early April. During the day, the brilliant colors appear vibrant in the sunlight. The blooming lasts a few weeks, making it the best time of the year to visit. The event creates a phenomenal sight that attracts many tourists and locals alike. Show more

Where is the Rosenborg Castle situated in Copenhagen?

Located at 3 Øster Voldgade, 1350 Copenhagen, Denmark, the Rosenborg Castle rests at the heart of Copenhagen’s historic center. Visitors can easily get there using different modes of public transport like buses, trains, or metro and even by walking, biking, or taking a cab. The castle is a few minutes' walk from the city center. Show more

What is there to do in the King's Garden?

The King’s Garden, situated in front of Rosenborg Castle, is an excellent destination for visitors exploring Copenhagen. The Garden is popular among locals, with activities such as picnics and sunbathing taking place. Apart from its beautiful greenery, there are various mesmerizing features like the Hercules Pavilion and statues. Visitors can wander through the well-maintained pathways or sit, relax, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Show more

How many crocuses bloom each year in the King's Garden, and how are they planted?

The King's Garden offers a treat for visitors with the largest crocus display in Denmark. Over 200,000 colorful flowers are planted in the park, around autumn, using a repeating block pattern with alternating colors of purple, white, and stripes. The flowers start to bloom from mid-March to early April, creating a spectacular sight that lasts for weeks. It's a remarkable attraction that should be on any visitor's itinerary when visiting Copenhagen. Show more

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