Come summertime, 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 and plant containers are designed for pure pleasure – here shape and colour are at the forefront. Here one also finds cultivars showing horticultural achievements, whereas the other parts of the botanical garden primarily hold true species and varieties found in nature.
The terrace in front of Ringve`s main building offers new, colourful flower compositions every year, carefully created by the gardeners.
The courtyard combines perennial flowerbeds with grand flower containers, which together bring life to 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 Museum, which is Norway’s national museum of music and musical instruments.