Gardens & Culture
The history of Liseberg’s gardens stretches right back to the 17th century. The site where the amusement park stands today has previously been cow pasture, a tobacco plantation and a nursery for the first dahlias grown in Sweden.
In Liseberg Gardens we have created various spaces with different atmospheres and activities. Visitors can play spontaneously, go on thrilling rides or take a quiet rest under the oak trees with a picnic. The ideal spot for a surprising break in the midst of the bustling park.
Emily’s gardenEmily’s love of roses and dahlias will delight you at the heart of Children’s Paradise, a playground where imagination has no bounds.
The forbidden gardenThe old gardener who tended the garden at Liseberg long ago was a bit of a hypochondriac – so enter his garden at your own risk.
Pleasure GardenPleasure Garden appeals to all your senses, and dotted among the plants and trees are a variety of sculptures, big and small.
Liseberg’s Garden Days
In May each year we hold Liseberg’s Garden Days – the biggest garden exhibition in west Sweden. For several days the amusement park is filled with everything the gardening enthusiast needs to enhance their garden or balcony.
Art at Liseberg
The focus of Liseberg’s activities was agreed last century when it was decided that the amusement park should be a leisure space where the people of Gothenburg could relax. This goal would be achieved by means of “light, flowers and beautiful arrangements”, and those beautiful arrangements referred in particular to outdoor art and sculpture. From the 300th anniversary exhibition in 1923 the amusement park inherited the faun sculpture by Eric Grate, which is now at the Hotel Liseberg Heden, and “Triton blowing a Shell” by Carl Milles. There are still many statues, buildings and memorials in the park today that remind us of Gothenburg’s cultural heritage.