The guide Elisabet receives at Kaplanen. She tells the story of how an innovative city gardener came to town, 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 guide 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.
In the middle of Enköping there is a piece of France in the form of the restaurant Bistrot Bombance. Britt-Marie and Johan who run the restaurant have previously run a restaurant in France, here they serve French food prepared from scratch. You see for yourself how the chef works in the kitchen. Here you choose from the day's set menu and sit either inside the restaurant in a lovely cozy environment or, when the weather is nice, outside at the street restaurant. Red and white checkered tablecloths and serving at the tables are what apply here. For an extra fee, you can order a glass of French wine with your meal. Bon appetite!
After lunch you have your own time! You can choose to stroll around the beautiful green environments or continue on the town for a little shopping spree.
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 on the Åpromenaden is recommended. There you can experience as much park and garden as you like! Along the promenade there are 18 idea gardens, 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.
In the afternoon, a visit to Westerlundska gården awaits. Welcome to Enköpingsdoctor Dr. Ernst Westerlund and his family. He lived and worked in this house from 1876 until his death in 1924. The Enköpings doctor was well known throughout the country and also in many other parts of the world. There were rumors about the doctor curing what others were bitten by, much because he was a particularly good diagnostician and humanist. The day ends with afternoon coffee in the doctor's garden.