The guide Elisabet tells the story of how an innovative city gardener started and pushed through the transformation that has today become Enköping's major tourist attraction. She talks about how plants are combined to create different rooms and environments. About how perennials are used in large areas throughout the city, in parks, in roundabouts, along streets and in squares. The walk goes through one of the smaller pocket parks and to one of the larger parks. The tour ends in Drömparken, created by Piet Oudolf who is known for his spectacular compositions with tall and colorful perennials. His most famous works besides Dream Park in Enköping are, The Millennium Park in Chicago, The Battery Park and The High Line Park in New York.
Lunch is eaten outdoors in Drömparken. There's Happy Foodtruck run by Helena. She thinks that organic ingredients and locally grown mean everything when it comes to food. In the Food Truck, you order an organic hamburger with all the goodies that belong to it. You can choose vegetarian option. As an alternative, there is also an Asian salad. You order your own food so you get it just as fresh and freshly cooked as possible. For the food, you can opt for beer or a glass of wine for an extra penny. Sit down around one of the tables on display on the lawn and enjoy the splendor of flowers, hop drums and the hopefully beautiful weather.
After lunch you have your own time to explore the city! You can stroll around the green environments on your own, continue on the town for a little shopping trip and visit the city's museum in whatever order and pace you want. Around Stora torget and on the surrounding streets there are many small personal shops. There is plenty of time to visit some of them. Do not miss Fröken Röd, Karin Sömmare, Pepparrotsstadens Trädgård & Hantverk, Delikatessbutiken SMAK, Gestbloms bokhandel and Fabian Flinks Brödbod.
If you choose to discover more of the parks, a trip out on the Åpromenaden is recommended. There you can experience as much park and garden as you like! Here you will find, among other things, the Gardeners' Education's Theme Gardens, with a new theme every year. One year more spectacular than the other. Here it flows from the creativity of young gardening students! There is also a lot of public art along the Åpromenaden.
Visit Enköping's museum which is housed in one of the city's oldest houses. Only it is worth a visit! Inside the thick stone walls, there are fine exhibitions about Enköping's history, with objects and environments built from times gone by. Inside the building there is also Enköping's tourist information with its own small shop. You make the visit entirely at your own pace. Open 10-16
Coffee at Café Magnifik, you decide when. Open 10-18 Choose coffee / tea and pastries at this cozy café located on the lower part of Kungsgatan, along the pedestrian street and all shops. In fine weather, you can sit on the lush outdoor terrace and watch people stroll past.