The Orangery at Gisselfeld
Like being transported into another world – a botanic sanctuary that indulges the senses. Paradehuset is a very special oasis that takes you on a journey among exotic plants, with the sound of running water and relaxing music in your ears. The history of Paradehuset started with the Great Exhibition in London in 1851, from which the impressive glasshouse “the Crystal Palace” sent a wave of inspiration all through Europe.
Christian Conrad Sophus, Count Danneskiold-Samsøe became the Managing Director of Gisselfeld in 1869. His wife was English, and his love of flowers and plants was rooted deep in his heart. In 1876, inspired by the English style, he built this beautiful and unique Orangery - Paradehuset - designed by the architect Herholdt.
Today, Paradehuset is the responsibility of garden designer Stig Lauritsen, a famous Danish TV gardener, and landscape architect Greg Kobett. They run Paradehuset as a space for sensory experiences, with an emphasis on historical and exotic plants. Paradehuset also has a small shop, selling flowers and arts and crafts for the refined palate.
- Botanical Gardens
- Car parking
- Bus parking
- Toilets - at the entrance to the park
- Handicap toilets
- Brochures / information
- Café / restaurant / vending machine - Klostercaféen
- Picnic sites
- Guided tours - See our website for more information
- Benches in the garden
- Dogs welcome - On a lead