Hovelsrud gård – Historical Gardens

The island of Helgøya is home to Hovelsrud farm and it’s beautiful gardens - restored as closely as possible to it’s 1840’s splendour. In the gardens you’ll walk the precisely laid out paths between fruit trees and bushes; there is a gazebo and fountains - all set against the stunning backdrop of the shimmering lake.

In addition to the formal gardens there is a large kitchen garden stocked with plants and fruits popular in the 1800’s.

The gardens were awarded the National Cultural Landscape Award by the Norwegian Cultural Heritage Organization and the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food. 

In 2014 Hovelsrud farm was awarded the Europa Nostra Award - The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage in the category  ‘Conservation’.

Hours of opening:
The gardens are open on Sundays from June to September from 12:00 - 15:00.
Entrance fee kr 100 per person.
Guided tour of the gardens at 14:00.
Groups by appointment.


Please see our website for more information.

Marianne Olssøn
Hovelsrud gård
Helgøyveien 960
mob: 909 64 070



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