Rendelæggerbakken 1, Hillerød, Denmark
48 26 44 62
The park gardens of Frederiksborg Palace
were laid out between 1720 and 1725 and are widely considered to be the best example of the style in Denmark. After forty years and three different kings, the lavish and complex lawns, fountains and hedges of the palace fell into decline at the end of the 18th-century and it was not until the 1990s that enough money was invested into the gardens and they could be viewed once again as they had been in the time of King Frederik IV. The immense task of re-landscaping the gardens included the planting of 65,000 box plants and 166 pyramid-shaped yew trees. There is also a 19th-century romantic garden and a lake. From May to September, visitors can enjoy sitting outside the garden cafe, where there are also toilet facilities. The gardens themselves are open daily from 8am all year round, until 9pm in summer and 6pm in off-season.