Celebrate Norrviken's gardens' 100 years with inspiration from the Renaissance This year marks one hundred years since Norrviken's gardens opened to visitors. It is celebrated in the sign of the Renaissance in the manner of Norrviken when you let the richness of ideas of the era and open mind permeate the gardens, art, music, food and experiences. The park's founder and visionary Rudolf Abelin opened Norrviken for the first time on 15 May 1920 for visitors. 100 years later, Norrviken's gardens are facing another new era. New 100 years will begin and the past will be remembered. The 2020 theme at Norrviken is therefore inspired by the Renaissance. A time when the desire to develop, discover and innovate was at the center. The landscaped gardens were created, integrated with the buildings and lavish flower arrangements were created. Venus 'birth inspires Norrviken draws its tonality and inspiration from the painting Venus' birth regarding the choice of plants, images, colors and music. In the Baroque Garden, the visitor passes through the Gallery on his way to Villa Abelin. Here, in a natural setting, famous works by the great masters of the Renaissance such as Botticielli, Da Vinci and Michelangelo are presented. Of the park's style gardens, the Renaissance garden is in focus with its tightly cut forms of boxwood and tall beech hedges. The Water Garden also plays an important role as part of the Renaissance theme. The colors of spring are in white, gold and pink. Beautiful tones with a clear connection to the Renaissance are found in lots of bulbous plants and flowering lilies that are later replaced by summer flowers and perennials in a mighty bloom well into autumn.