This is very cool. Rosendals Trädgård — that biodynamic place, you know, or at least Melanie does! — is in a New York Times travel article about Stockholm. Henry Alford writes:
… at the wonderful Rosendals Tradgard, in a park, you buy your baked goods or lunch inside one of the garden center’s hot, pressure cooker-like greenhouses and then collapse at a picnic table or on the grass.
It’s also a text about doorless bathrooms and the tunnelbana (which we, as natives, only complain about) and people with summer-houses on islands (it’s true, as you know!), about cleanliness and efficiency and dark winters and suicides. A little later:
And yes, I had envisioned having a mental collapse at Lisa Larsson and Rosendals Tradgard. But, overall, to a visitor like me, Stockholm’s bright sun is fairly blinding. It can all seem a little too perfect.
Rosendal is mentioned as well in the ‘where to eat’ section, as an ‘oasis of organic and artisanal soups, sandwiches and baked goods. The adjoining garden center sells plants; an adjoining gift shop sells bread and jams.’ It’s all very true. Their baked goods and their plants are simply to die for. And in the autumn, the fruit and vegetables from the garden are usually superior to anything else, except possibly to having your own garden (but it’s a lot simpler buying).
at Rosendal, a month ago