The guides Eva and Elisabet take you on an exciting and fun-filled walk in central Enköping. The story of Enköping's famous parks and the city's long history is interspersed. Eva tells about how people lived here from the Middle Ages onwards. During recent archeological excavations, completely new facts emerged which mean that the city's history must be partially rewritten. Eva talks about how the city developed thanks to trade, monastic activities, horseradish cultivation and the mechanical workshops that eventually resulted in the Bahco Group, which put Enköping on the world map. Elisabet tells the story of how an innovative city gardener came to town, started and pushed through the transformation that today has become Enköping's major tourist attraction. She talks about how plants are combined to create spaces and environments. About how perennials are used in large areas everywhere, in parks, in roundabouts, along streets and in squares. The tour ends in Drömparken, created by the world-famous garden designer Piet Oudolf. His most famous works besides Dream Park are The Millennium Park in Chicago, and The High Line Park in New York.
Lunch is enjoyed at Bistro Bombance, a small, genuine French restaurant. French food prepared from scratch is served here. You see for yourself how the chef works in the kitchen. Here you deviate from today's dish menu and sit inside the restaurant in a lovely cozy environment or out on the street food. Red and white checkered tablecloths and serving at the tables apply here. For an additional fee, you can order a glass of French wine with your meal.
After lunch you have your own time! You can choose to stroll around the beautiful surroundings 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. If you choose to discover more of the parks, a trip out on the Åpromenaden is recommended. Along the promenade there are 18 idea gardens. Most are permanent, but here are also the Gardeners' Education's Idea Gardens, with a new theme every year. Here it flows from the creativity of young gardening students!
At 3 pm you are welcome home to Dr. Ernst Westerlund on a guided tour. The doctor, who was well known throughout the country, but also in many other parts of the world, lived and worked in the house. He became known for curing what others were bitten by and for being a particularly good diagnostician and humanist. The day ends with afternoon coffee in Dr Westerlund's garden.