I have visited the magnificent Fredriksborg Castle (Hillerød, Denmark) a couple times already – but have yet to visit the fabulous Castle Garden – until today!
I have presented the Castle already in this post: Help! I’m locked in a beautiful castle! Here you can read a lil about the history of he Castle, and see lots of photos from the interior.
To the east of the Castle, you find the Baroque Park with waterfalls. It was originally created by the court gardener Johan Cornelius Krieger for King Frederick IV in the early 1720s. The garden was maintained until the beginning of the 19th century, and then abandoned. The shrubs grew wild but the paths and terraces could still be seen.
In 1993 it was decided to recreate the park in its original style. Now known as Kaskaderne (The Cascades), it was reopened in 1996 with a multitude of new shrubs and trees, making it Denmark’s most notable Baroque garden. I have tried to capture both the Castle, details from the park and the frail flowers.
As a Cherry On Top, you can take a little ferry across the lake from downtown Hillerød, in the summer.