The Kitchen Garden

The kitchen garden was designed by C.T.H. Sørensen in 1972 at the request of Countess Nonni Ahlefeldt and on the basis of her ideas. It was inspired by kitchen gardens of the 17th century as they appeared during the reign of Christian IV. The arbours were designed by architect Mogens Lassen. The kitchen garden, which is laid out with raised beds and archways, is planted with a large variety of traditional as well as completely new varieties of vegetables and cut flowers.

All the plants in the kitchen garden are produced in Egeskov's own greenhouse market garden, the only enterprise of the kind to be run by the landed gentry in Denmark. The kitchen garden grows everything the family requires for household purposes: vegetables and herbs for the kitchen, flowers for the halls and aromatic herbs for the linen cupboards.