Just southeast of Brunnsparken, Stora Nygatan wends its way south along the canal’s most scenic stretch; to one side are Neoclassical buildings all stuccoed in cinnamon and cream, and to the other is the green expanse of well-groomed Trädgårdsföreningen park, which contains a number of attractions. The most impressive of these is the 1878 Palm House; designed as a copy of London’s Crystal Palace, and looking like a huge English conservatory, it contains a wealth of very un-Swedish plant life, including tropical, Mediterranean and Asian flowers.

Further on is the Rosarium, which, with nearly three thousand varieties of rose, provides a myriad of colours throughout the year. In summer it hosts lunchtime concerts and a special children’s theatre (details are available at the tourist office).

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