The spruce pyramids in the Baroque Garden are being dug up, making way for new spruce plants in spring 2023. Photo: Anders Berndt.2022-11-15
Spruce pyramids in Baroque Garden to be replaced
This autumn and winter, the Baroque Garden will look a little bare. New spruce pyramids and hedges will be planted in the spring, but the old plants are being dug up this autumn.
It is time to replace the spruce pyramids in the Baroque Garden leading up towards Uppsala Castle. They have grown too large over the years, and several of them are severely damaged.
The spruce pyramids have been a feature of the Baroque Garden since the present design was introduced in the 1750s. They were originally intended to be lower and narrower than the current pyramids.
For the past ten years, spruce plants have been grown in preparation for planting out in the Baroque Garden this coming spring. The spruces that will be planted have a genetic heritage dating back to the 1760s, which they share with the spruces that are being dug up, as there is a historical value in preserving the spruce clone planted then.
At the same time as the spruce pyramids, nearly four hundred metres of spruce hedges in the Botanical Garden are also being replaced.