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Old 03-28-2014, 05:00 PM
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Sofiero Palace is located just north of the town of Helsingborg in southern Sweden.
Sofiero was bought by Prince Oscar and his wife, Princess Sophia in 1864.
The palace was expanded in 1874 to 1876.


Prince Gustaf Adolf (the future King Gustaf VI Adolf) received the Palace of Sofiero as a wedding gift in 1905.
Some of the flower gardens at the palace were created by Gustaf Adolf's wife, Crown Princess Margareta.


Crown Princess Margareta died.
Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf remarried.
Crown Princess Louise had much influence on the family life at Sofiero Palace.


Sofiero Palace was the summer residence of King Gustaf VI Adolf.
Gustaf VI Adolf was greatly interested in rhododendrons.
There are over 500 species of rhododendrons on the property of the palace.
Sofiero Palace quit being a summer residence for the Swedish Royal Family in 1973.
In the summer of 2011 there was an exhibition of Queen Ingrid of Denmark's life at the Palace of Sofiero.
Rooms in the palace were decorated as they would have been during Princess Ingrid's time there as a child, with her toys and books on display.


The myrtle bush brought by Princess Margareta, wife of Gustaf (VI) Adolf, was originally tended at Sofiero Palace.
The myrtle bush is now at Ulriksdal Palace.
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:20 PM
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:47 AM
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Here is an article about an event at Sofiero Palace (I don't know when- I could not find a date) but it has some nice insight about the palace. (I have typed up the article as it is not available as a direct link online)

Sofieros slottsträdgård utsågs förra året till Europas vackraste park. Tiotusen rhododendronbuskar, prunkande raviner och ett slott med Sveriges absolut vackraste utsikt har en dragningskraft som är oemotståndlig. Men Sofi ero har fl er guldkorn än så i sin skattkista.

Här pågår under året massor av evenemang, utställningar och konserter. I slottet hålls sommarens stora utställning som i år handlar om Sveriges prinsessa och Danmarks drottning Ingrid som bodde på Sofiero under somrarna som barn. Ett nära porträtt av Ingrid som person, kunglighet och trädgårdsintresserad. Blomster dekoratören Gunnar Kaj, som bland annat stått bakom blomsterarrangemang på Nobelfester, sätter sin egen blomstrande prägel på utställningen. Gunnar kommer också att skapa arrangemang i Orangeriet där Agneta Spångberg ställer ut färgsprakande cocktailklänningar i lergods – i naturlig storlek!

Utställningen som heter Cocktail Couture för tankarna till 50–60-talets festliga cocktailpartyn och klänningarna kompletteras med krukor och cocktailassietter i samma stil. Agneta Spångberg är en av Sveriges mest banbrytande och spännande keramiker, utbildad i både Sverige och USA, och inte rädd för att tänja på gränserna för vad som är möjligt att göra med lera. När det gäller utställningens utformning har hon inspirerats av Sofieros kungligheter och prunkande park. Och det är ju så,att oavsett vilket evenemang som lockar till Sofiero så kan man inte annat än att fascineras av Sofieros gröna sevärdheter. Direkt innanför entrén finns till exempel en vacker rund rabatt som kallas för Drottning Silvias blomstersmycke då den anlades i samband med hennes 50-årsdag 1993. Samma år invigdes Kronprinsessan Margaretas Blomstergata, en rekonstruktion av Kronprinsessans ursprungsförslag till blomstergång från år 1910, som står i full blom under Den Stora Trädgårdsfesten. Gustav VI Adolf tyckte mycket om dahlior och i Dahliakvarteret fi nns ett 40-tal sorter, titta närmare på den stora, röda Vulcan som utsetts till besökarnas favorit år efter år

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kronprins Oskar och hans hustru Sophia byggde Sofiero som sitt sommarslott 1864. Detta gavs sedan till sonsonen Gustaf Adolf och hans hustru Margareta som bröllopspresent. De la grunderna till den vackra trädgården, särskilt intresserad blev Gustaf Adolf med tiden av rhododendron som än i dag är synonymt med slottet och dess trädgård.
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Sofiero Castle has a good website
Sofiero
In english
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Sofiero 150 years
Once upon a time there was a prince and a princess ... As many stories begin, the story about Sofiero also begins with a prince and a princess. In 1866, Crown Prince Oscar and his wife Sophia of Nassau finally could spend their first summer at the summer palace of their dreams – overlooking the wooded gorges, the strait and Denmark. This year the story about Sofiero turns 150 years and will be celebrated all through 2016 with a big jubilee!
Throughout 2016 there will be celebrations of the 150th jubilee making every event in the palace and park extra special. The Anniversary Exhibition at the palace takes the visitor on a unique journey through several generations of royal artistry in the Bernadotte dynasty - from Danish Queen Margrethe's textile art to the Swedish Prince Carl-Philip's industry design.
Welcome to Sofiero

Jubilee Inauguration
The inauguration of Sofiero's 150th jubilee will take place on Sweden's National Day June 6th in the presence of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. During the festive celebrations a brand new Jubilee Garden, as well as the Jubilee Exhibition at the palace will be inaugurated.
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Photo at Sofiero Castle Facebook
https://sv-se.facebook.com/sofierosl...type=3&theater
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Nina Nordh has written a book "Sofieros trädgårdsbok" (Sofiero's Garden Book), published in March 2021.

Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and English gardens, Sofiero Palace Garden is both a historical heritage and a living work of art in slow motion. Just as in Crown Princess Margareta's time more than a hundred years ago, the garden is characterized by garden know-how, the artistic eye and the desire to experiment.
The book is richly illustrated with newly taken photographs, historical pictures as well as drawings and sketches. Throughout the book, quotes and ideas from Crown Princess Margareta are also woven into the story.
Sofieros trädgårdsbok – Bokförlaget Arena
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At social media of The Royal Palaces:
The wedding gift Sofiero
#onthisday 22 July 1905, the Duke and Duchess of Skåne, Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess Margareta, came to Sofiero Palace. The Palace was a wedding gift from the prince's grandmother and grandfather, King Oskar II and Queen Sofia, it had been built as a summer residence in the 1860s. The princess loved gardening and together with Gustaf Adolf she transformed the neglected park. Their diligent work laid the foundation for one of the finest parks in Scandinavia. The couple worked intensively and children and guests were expected to help. Rhododendron shoots were taken from the childhood home Bagshot Park and are now part of a highly vibrant cultural heritage at Sofiero.
Sofiero Pictures
1. Crown Princess Margareta in the garden.
2. Gustaf Adolf and Margareta plan the wall flowerbed.
3. Crown Princess Margareta with the children Ingrid and Gustaf Adolf, 1915.
4. Arrival at Sofiero Palace on July 22, 1905.
Photos from the Bernadotte Library's archive.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CRnz0Lup5Vr/
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