The northern part of Humlegården with oak trees and lawns
|Location||Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Status||Open all year|
Humlegården was originally the Royal Fruit Garden, established by King Johan III in the 16th century. The name humle, meaning hop, indicates that hops were one of the major plants grown in the garden. In 1686-87, Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark had a pavilion, Rotundan, built there for herself and her children.
Already in the 17th century, parts of the park were opened to the public. In 1764, the park was opened for public recreation. There were, however, restrictions on who was allowed to be admitted.
In 1853-1877, the Humlegårdsteatern was again in use.
The park was completely opened to the public in 1869. At Engelbrektsplan next to Humlegården, the Djursholm line of the Roslag Railway ended from 1895–1960 and on the other side of the park, on Lidingövägen, the Lidingö Tram line ended from 1914–1967.
Today the park is a popular recreational area for locals, hosting a small soccer ground, skateboard ramp, children's playground and lawns.
- Johan Flodmark: Stenborgska skådebanorna: bidrag till Stockholms teaterhistoria, Norstedt, Stockholm, 1893 (in Swedish)
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