Garden Greenhouse Perfected in Swedish Countryside

July 8, 2015 Katja Presnal

Garden greenhouse in Swedish countryside

Dreamy garden greenhouse in Swedish countryside

I admit, I am not a gardener. I love to host dinner parties in the backyard, but I am lucky that my husband is more of the green thumb than I am, and he takes care of the garden.

I think I am also still trying to get used to the idea of being a home owner (after renting for ten years), and the fact that I could do anything I want with our garden.

In my dream home, I would love to have a greenhouse. A greenhouse big enough to host those intimate parties during summer, and to enjoy afternoon tea on the spring time, and cozy up with lots of candles in the fall time. I found a dreamy greenhouse in Sweden, at the Country Interior’s country estate in Vikingstad, about ten minutes where we used to live.

greenhouse-with-table-inside

It’s not fancy, but cozy. The small farm table and chairs fit in perfectly.

topiaries-in-greenhouse

The table is used for some topiaries, but don’t you see an afternoon tea here as well?

Perfect greenhouse in Swedish countryside

The vine grows on the ceiling giving the greenhouse a perfect green roof, and you can literally look up and crab some grapes.

grapes inside a greenhouse | Photo: Katja Presnal @skimbaco

Of course it wouldn’t be a greenhouse without a proper potting table.

Greenhouse and gardening table in Swedish countryside | Photo: Katja Presnal @skimbaco

What I actually like the best about this greenhouse is that many of the flowers and plants are potted, not growing in the flower bed inside the greenhouse. Somehow it makes it seem more manageable for me, and that perhaps I could handle a greenhouse too.

potted flowers | Photo: Katja Presnal @skimbaco

I’ve always thought of greenhouses more for vegetables and for “serious” home farming, and that it might be above my gardening enthusiasm (well, the lack of it). However, I am totally liking the idea of having potted plants, herbs and easy growing vines in my future greenhouse.

lavender-in-greenhouse

Lavender and succulents – even I can keep these usually alive!

Garden greenhouse and potted succulents | Photo: Katja Presnal @skimbaco

Flower pots | Photo: Katja Presnal @skimbaco

Lantern hanging in a greenhouse | Photo: Katja Presnal @skimbaco

Gardening, flower pots | Photo: Katja Presnal @skimbaco

Have you ever dreamed of a greenhouse? Do you have one?

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (2)

  1. That greenhouse is STUNNING, what dreams are made of!! PS When you get your own, I’ll have my fingers crossed for a spring-time tea invitation :)

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      I really wish we could have a greenhouse like this!! And you’d be the first person I’d invite over :) (or come now – to swim in the pool)

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