University Museum: Ornamental Beds
Ornamental Beds top photo
During the summer, colourful flowerbeds surround the buildings at Ringve. The lush beds, coupled with decorative planted pots, breathe life into the farm’s past as a country estate.
The ornamental flowerbeds are designed for pure aesthetic pleasure, focusing only on colors and shapes. Whereas the other parts of the botanical garden primarily hold species and varieties found in nature, the ornamental flowerbeds also have room for horticultural achievements.
The terrace in front of Ringve`s main building has new, colourful flower compositions every year. The courtyard combines perennial flowerbeds with colorful planters, to create a beauftiful frame for the buildings dating from the 18th, 19th, and 20th century.
The name “Ringve” most likely originates from the old Norse word Reyniviðr, meaning “rowan, rowan-forest”. The buildings at Ringve Estate currently house Ringve Music Museum, which is Norway’s national museum of music and musical instruments.
Ornamental Beds side photos