“A garden-park in Sörmland” – this is how artist/gardener/inspirer Arne Klingborg (1915-2005) would describe our park! A garden facing a park that meets a landscape situated right here, in Sörmland, just outside of Järna.
Trädgårdsparken has evolved from the typical Sörmland farmland; from Bruno Liljefors’ love of the wild nature; from Nils Nilsson construction of gardens, pathways and plantations; from anthroposophy and Arne Klingborg’s incredible enthusiasm for art and beauty in juxtaposition with the necessities of life. Inspired by anthroposophy the garden has come to express and form a unique landscape of people’s visions being put into practice. From this a creative, social gardening movement emerged and that movement proved to be a strong impetus to the environmental movement we have today.
The campus has retained its dynamics – Ytterjärna is alive and teeming with activities! Allow yourself to be inspired by concerts with international stars or local artists in the beautiful Kulturhuset which also hosts conferences and can offer visitors the comfort of the acclaimed Ytterjärna Hotel. You can marvel at fantastic cooking based upon local organic produce in Kulturhusets café or in Matbygget restaurant which recently won itself a place in the White Guide. At Nibble farm-shop you can buy fresh biodynamic vegetables; in Robygge shop you will find various kinds of quality products (books, gifts, toys and skin products); Vidarkliniken offers anthroposophical health care and there is also a local waldorf-school (Örjanskolan) which educates our future generation.
The adjacent organic and biodynamic farms provide an integral part of the atmosphere in addition to Erik “Abbi” Asmussen’s characteristic, award-winning architecture. After the exhibition of James Turrell in 2011 a permanent “Sky Space” (open to visitors all year) has become a new landmark.
Trädgårdsparken is the unifying and connecting link between the various activities, events and buildings. It consists of more than fifty different room-formations and motives. The extensive Rose Garden and the biological ponds may be among the most spectacular sights but you may also come upon more subtle and serene motifs such as “The Glade”, “The Nightingale Garden” and the “Liljefors’ birch grove”. Naturally, there are also a number of perennial beds displaying a wide variety of shapes and colours.
The annual Rosdagen (“The day of the Roses”) in the middle of summer and the Light Festival on the first Sunday of Advent are popular and much longed-for events which attract a large number of visitors. Every summer (mid-July) an advanced course regarding the care, preservation and treatment of trees is being arranged, attracting a large number of participants from different countries. During the season we are happy to offer guided tours, internships and – if time allows it – an opportunity for voluntary efforts.
Trädgårdsparken is part of Ytterjärnas abounding life in which culture, education, personal development and a striving towards a holistic, sustainable society characterize both inner- and outer spaces and attract people from all over the world.
Frötallen AB administers Trädgårdsparken and is also responsible for the drainage and water supply in the area.

Frötallen AB
Kulturcentrum 25
153 91 Järna
Tel: 08-554 302 50 /08-554 302 00
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Getting here:
Train and bus: SL public transport to stop Kulturcentrum Järna
By Car: E4 exit towards Järna, route 57 towards Nyköping, then signposted turning towards Kulturcentrum Järna
GPS Coordinates: N59/04/120 E17/36/956

Free parking!