A wonderful garden full of home-grown crops, great food, nice people and a unique athmosphere. Traveling to Rosenhill is only an hour with public transport from the heart of Stockholm.
Rosenhill is a traditional family farm using organic methods to produce vegetables, apples and and apple juice. The laid back relaxed atmosphere makes this a great place to chill and enjoy the Swedish countryside, so close to Stockholm.
The cafe where you can get nice food, sandwiches, soup, icecream as well as cookies, is a popular gathering place for people from throughout Stockholm.
During the growing season (July /October) you can also find a varied selection of fruits & vegetables and borrow a scissor to pick a nice bouquet of flowers.
Rosenhill invites to a wide variety of music gigs held throughout the summer.
Rosenhill by public transportation
To get to Rosenhill from downtown Stockholm it takes approximately one hour using the train and the bus with an 800m walk on arrival.
Take the underground green line #1 to Brommaplan then take bus 312, 311 or 309 to Nyckelby. Check at information at the Brommaplan station as sometimes a change is required on the bus.
for SL, Stockholm's public transportation, and type in "Nyckelby(Ekero)" as the to station.
Rosenhill By Car or Bike
From Stockholm you will pass
- Tappstrom (Ekero Centrum)
- When you arrive at Nyckelby, where there is a yellow brick building with a petrol station and general store (ICA) you turn right och and follow Nyckelbyvagen 800m and you will arrive at Rosenhill. You could also check the map at Hitta hit
Short Background of Rosenhill
About a century ago Emilia's grandfather founded the garden and planted the first apple trees. Since then the place, like all the farms around, played a role supplying our capital Stockholm with vegetables, fruit and berries. In the beginning the products were carried by steamboats but from about 1925 it was possible to use the roads. In 1978 Emilia's parents opened a small juice factory to take care of fallen apples that could not be sold in the market.
Since there is a good tradition around to plant apple trees in the garden when you build a house, it was soon found by other apple owners who wanted to make juice from their harvest. Thirsty people came from all around to get the golden drink.
When we, Emila and Lars, by the end of the last century, chose to take care of this place, we decided to turn the gardening into organic. We also found that it was a good idea to concentrate on letting people come here to get good fruit and vegetables, rather then sending these products to the market in town. To draw more people to us we started a cafe and began to sell other things.
We also found that the garden, due to its relaxed atmosphere, was a very nice meeting place. It was therefore a natural thing to give parties and arrange other gatherings here. For a long period we had a tradition to give parties every Saturday. Now you have to check our calendar or Facebook page to see when they or other activities are held.
For some years we have been happy to receive volunteers here through WWOOF Sweden.
If you consider this idea tempting you could have a look at WWOOFers FAQ.
More information about Ekero at