Munthe's Hildasholm (copy)
Built in 1910/11 by the Doctor Axel Munthe as a wedding gift to his wife Hilda Pennington-Mellor. Famous gardens. Cafeteria serving a traditional English tea.
The gardens at Hildasholm is the work of Hilda Munthe, the oldest three garden rooms were built during the 1910s, now there are 13st. The most recently was constructed in 2004 and is a medicinal and kitchen garden.
Open from 15 June to 16 August. Tours every hour. Tours can be booked in advance.
Axel Munthe was well known in Sweden as the builder of his Capri-estate Villa San Michele and for being special physician to the royal family and individual cherisher of the Swedish Queen Victoria.
Axel Munthe had since young days a tender passion for the country around Lake Siljan and especially the rural district of Leksand. Those feelings for nature was associated with ruling National Romanticism that reached a height during the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Influenced by this Axel Munthe chose a beautiful site close to Leksand Church where he realised the building which became the family's summer estate.
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