The Herb Garden

Today’s herb garden was founded in 1975 with inspiration from the medieval St Olav’s monastery garden.

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It is the largest of its kind in Norway, and here you can find about 400 different plants, all ecologically cultivated, stretching from spices and usual ingredients in everyday cooking throughout the decades, to poisonous herbs used for medical purposes or even in black magic. A part of the garden is built to be more easily accessible to wheelchair users, the signs are in Braille to help visually-impaired and blind people, and to facilitate the availability for hearing-impaired and deaf persons a hearing loop is placed under the herbal garden. You will also find a resting place beside a pond in the herb garden. In the museum park there are also about 200 different kinds of fruit trees which are a part of the conservation of former species.

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