Bakkehuset with garden, by H.G.F. Holm in 1850
Passionately, and with an almost scientific interest in botany and garden design, Kamma Rahbek cultivated beautiful and rare flowers in her (then) seven acre large garden at Bakkehuset. The garden was designed as an English landscape garden (also called a romantic garden), which was characterized by meandering pathways, lawns and naturalistic groves of trees and shrubs. Her garden had some exotic plants, and many of the flower and plant varieties were used as motives 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 architect Charlotte Skibsted. During the course of the year, there are garden walks, concerts, markets and other events in the garden.
Kamma and Knud Lyne Rahbek in their garden, by Christian Hetsch in 1883
Use of the garden today
The garden is open to the public all year round. It is part of the museum's floor space and narrative, and therefore walking one’s dog, with or without leash, as well as picking flowers or leaves in the garden, is not allowed. Picnicking on the lawns is forbidden as well.