Take a walk back in time among the vegetables, medicinal herbs and flowers that were a feature of gardens in the 1600s. 

The Vasa Museum Garden is home to a wide variety of flowers, medicinal herbs and vegetables, many of which can be found in gardens today. In the 17th century lavender, mallow, radishes and cabbage were just as common as they are now.

No chemical pesticides are used in the garden. Instead plants with good resistance to disease and vermin, for example marigolds, are cultivated. Bio-carbon is used in the soil to help it better retain water and nutrients. The many flowers are pretty to look at but also good for pollination.

The garden lies behind a grey fence at the back of the Vasa Museum.
A visit to the Vasa Museum garden is free of charge. You are welcome to come in for a rest or get some inspiration for your own plot.

Open garden 

On Wednesdays during the period 14 June - 30 August, our garden expert is available between 10.00 and 14.00 for a chat and questions about the garden and plants from the 1600s – the time of the warship Vasa.