A reconstructed Renaissance Garden
Surrounding Tycho Brahe’s castle Uraniborg was an amazing botanical garden. According to renaissance ideals it was shaped into squares, triangles and circles.
The idea was that the garden would reproduce the Garden of Eden. Fruits and herbs, which were later used in Tycho Brahe’s alchemical medicine works, were cultivated here.
When Tycho left Ven the compound was gradually destroyed. Starting in the 1990s, it has been resurrected in part, with about one half having been reconstructed. Here, plants are planted that are known to have existed in Danish castles and the abbey gardens in the 16th century.
The still-ongoing research work is carried out in collaboration with the University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp.
Photo: Mickael Tannus