Passionate, and with an almost scientific interest in botany and garden design, Kamma Rahbek cultivated beautiful and rare flowers in her (then) 7 acre garden at Bakkehuset. The garden was landscaped in the style typical of the time – the English landscape garden (also called the romantic garden), which was characterized by meandering pathways, lawns and naturalistic groves of trees and shrubs. Her garden had some exsotic plants, and many of the flower and plant varieties were used as motifs in her boxes and drawings. Read more about Kamma Rahbek and Bakkehuset.
In 2017 Kamma's romantic garden was recreated in a smaller version, but with as many references to the original as possible. The garden's transformation has been realised by the landscape architects Charlotte Skibsted. During the course of the year, there are garden walks, concerts, markets and other events in the garden.
Use of the garden
The garden is open to the public all year round. It is part of the Museum's floor space and narrative, and therefore it is not allowed to air dogs, with or without a leash, or to pick the garden's flowers and leaves. It is also not allowed to hold picnics on the lawns.