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The Royal Kitchen Garden at Gråsten

It is truly regal, with its winding footpaths, stylish herb beds and trellis and not to forget, the beautiful rows of fruit trees.

Then there is also the location where the opposite neighbour is the royal family's summer residence - Graasten Castle with its garden and church.

The Royal Kitchen Garden at Gråsten is a cooperation between the Agency for Culture and Palaces and Sønderborg Municipality. An important part of the project is economic and social sustainability as well as local support.

The gardener’s from the Royal Palace Garden run the kitchen garden in close cooperation with the Green Team from “Væksthuset” who also manage the café and the shop. “Væksthuset” is a section of the social psychiatry in the municipality of Sønderborg Kommune.

The Royal Kitchen Garden - all year round
The kitchen garden is open on weekdays from 8 am - 3 pm when the gardeners are at work, with the exception of the Christmas holidays 23 December to 1 January - both days included.
From May to September there are additional opening hours according to the café and shop opening hours.
Admission is free of charge. Please note that access to the toilets is only available when the café and shop are open.

Opening hours at the café and the shop in 2024
From 2 May: Thursday-Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. Closed on Whit Monday.
June-August: Daily 10 am - 5 pm. Open on Constitution Day 5 June.
September: Thursday-Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.

The café offers a selection of sandwiches and pastry as well as coffee. It is not possible to book a table in advance at the café. You can choose to sit in the winter garden or have coffee To Go and find one of the lovely places out in the garden.

Larger groups (10+) can order coffee, cake and sandwiches in advance, so the café is probably prepared. This can be done during opening hours on the telephone number (+45) 24 90 08 94 - tables cannot be booked!
NB. Until the café and the telephone opens in May you can try contacting Allan Schanz per email asca@sonderborg.dk

Dogs are not allowed in the Royal Kitchen Garden.

There is no parking available at the Royal Kitchen Garden. We refer to the parking site, Slotsgade 26, 6300 Gråsten (distance 700 metres). Alongside the road, Felstedvej there is a set down and pick up zone for busses. The bus cannot park here, but there are bus parking at Slotsgade. For more information on parking, see this link to Google maps