King's Garden (Odense)

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The King's Garden from the north and the old railway station building
King's Gardens towards the south and center

King's Garden (Danish, Kongens Have) is a large, formal palace park in central Odense, Denmark.[1][2] Located directly across from the Odense station, it is bounded by Railroad Street to the west and Eastern Stationsvej to the north. It stands in front of Odense Palace.

The original baroque garden was constructed around 1720 to a French design by Johan Cornelius Krieger,[3] with a central axis and symmetrical lines. About 100 years later, it was changed into an English-style garden with curved lines. Measuring approximately 2 acres (0.81 ha) in size, the park contains some protected trees that are over 100 years old, including copper beech, tulip and magnolia. There are two statues, including one of Hans Christian Andersen, erected by the school children of Denmark.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leach, Henry Goddard (1922). Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Kulturgeschichte Spaniens (Public domain ed.). American-Scandinavian Foundation. pp. 622–. 
  2. ^ Wullschlager, Jackie (15 June 2002). Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller. University of Chicago Press. pp. 40–. ISBN 978-0-226-91747-4. 
  3. ^ "Odense Castle". Visit Odense. 
  4. ^ Shaw, Albert (1905). The American Monthly Review of Reviews (Public domain ed.). Review of Reviews. pp. 439–. 

Coordinates: 55°24′0″N 10°23′7″E / 55.40000°N 10.38528°E / 55.40000; 10.38528