Fruit trees in Gammel Holtegaard’s Baroque Garden
Gammel Holtegaard’s Baroque garden was also a fruit garden, with avenues consisting of fruit trees. This meant that the garden was not merely part of the overall amenity value of the place – its fruit also helped it economically. Even today, apples from the garden are used in Gammel Holtegaard’s cider, which is on sale in the museum shop.
Most of the fruit trees are known from a list from The Royal Fruit Tree Nursery in Odense from 1795, which is the earliest record of types of fruit trees cultivated in Denmark.
Types of apple
Common Red Pigeon (known in Denmark since 1667)
White Winter Pigeon
Onion Apple (1653)
Grey Autumn Reinet (1800)
Orleans Reinet (1766)
Other fruit trees in the baroque garden
Inside the ‘quarters’ of the garden, individual trees have been planted: plums, mulberries and cherries