The Danish Horticultural Museum
Wednesday from 14 h to 17 h
or according to appointment
Admission charge: DKK 30
The museum is located at:
Damgårds Allé 5, 8330 Beder
10 km south of Århus
The museum is closed in December, January and February but can be opened upon request.
Today the museum consists of approx. 900 m2 display area, some of it in two storeys. The exhibits include a variety of machines, tools and auxiliary materials from greenhouse gardening, outdoor gardening, nurseries and flower shops. Most of the exhibits are from the period between 1900 and 2000. The machines cover a wide range from manual sprayers and sowing machines over horse-drawn hoes and ploughs to various power-driven sprayers, soil mixers, rotary cultivators and tractors.
The tools include hoes, spades, shovels, hand barrows, screens of different sizes, water jugs etc. The auxiliary materials vary from one market garden to another - they can be flower pots, labels, wrapping paper, buckets, trolleys, flower sticks, dibbles and many other things.
At the museum you can see a flower shop from 1930 including all the auxiliary materials needed to run such a shop to 1960.
The museum has a very large collection of horticultural literature from around 1800 and up to now. This is of great use to the students at JU Aarhus (Green Academy). The literature also includes detailed descriptions of the administrative work related to the running of a greenhouse gardening from around 1900 to 2000.
Just outside the museum is a manor greenhouse which is still in use. Every year the museum staff grows.