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By a lake in Sörmland, a short trip from Stockholm, lies Julita Manor & Gardens. A unique manor environment preserved as it appeared in the early 1900s. Here, you can follow the plant season in our cultural heritage gardens and be inspired by sustainable gardening then and now.

Take a stroll among lime and maple trees through our Manor Park. Explore our cultural heritage gardens and living collections of peonies, fruit trees, bulbs, perennials, and kitchen plants. Welcome to the greenery at Julita Manor & Gardens!

The Manor Park

Find shade under ancient park trees, tall thuja trees, stroll along neatly trimmed privet and boxwood hedges, and Virginia creeper winding around iron fences. Discover perennial plantings and listen to the buzzing of pollinators in our wildflower meadows.

One of Sweden’s largest Peony Gardens

Welcome to one of Sweden’s largest peony collections – nearly 400 plants in total. We have a collection of approximately 130 different species and varieties.

The Peony Garden was established in the mid-1990s, with most of the peonies coming from Sweden’s foremost peony breeder, Hermann Krupke.

Here, you’ll find herbaceous peonies, tree peonies, shrub peonies, woodland peonies, and scented peonies. The blooming is at its most beautiful around midsummer in June.

Kitchen Garden

In the kitchen garden, we grow cut flowers and vegetables that were common at the turn of the 20th century, such as asparagus and rhubarb.

Today, the kitchen garden also includes a herb garden with culinary and medicinal plants.

Hop Garden and living collections

At Julita Manor and Gardens, we cultivate and preserve cultural history. Hops are a cultivated plant that we have grown for a long time.

Our hop garden is part of the Nordiska museet’s living collections. We preserve 24 hop clones in our clone archive, which is part of the Swedish national gene bank for cultivated plants.

Fruit Orchard with 300 trees

At Julita Manor, we have been growing fruit for at least 500 years. Welcome to the fruit orchard and enjoy our 300 apple, pear, plum, and cherry trees.

We are one of Sweden’s 16 clone archives for fruit trees. Here, valuable older local varieties grow, which we have committed to preserving for future generations.

Ett orangerie med blommor i olika färger i krukor, stora glasfönster samt glastak. Det står också stora växter och mindre träd på marken.
Geranium Collection at Julita Manor & Gardens. Photo: Peter Segemark / Nordiska museet

Geranium Collection

We preserve a unique collection of older geraniums and wild geraniums in our greenhouse. Many varieties date back to the late 1800s.

They originally came from a collection made by Uppsala Botanical Garden in the 1990s, along with geraniums from POM, the Swedish Program for Cultivated Diversity.

The geranium collection is part of the Nordiska museet living collections.

Functionalistic Rose Garden

The rose garden is located below the main house. The rose garden at Julita Manor is today functionalist with straight rows of pyramid-clipped thuja trees and roses that were popular at the beginning of the 20th century grow.

The composition with surrounding thuja hedge screens along with rows of lime trees and arches with Virginia creeper, extends the perspective and sightline from the house. In the background lies a gazebo, and the result is an impressive view from the balcony room in the main house.

The assortment consists mainly of various polyantha and floribunda roses that bloom well into autumn. These rose groups became very popular in Sweden when they arrived around the turn of the 20th century.

During 2024, we are working on a restoration of the Rose Garden to provide our roses with better soil conditions.

Here at Julita Manor, there are 15 buildings and several beautiful gardens.

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