Denmarks largest Tulip Festival

At the end of April and May, Denmark’s largest and oldest Tulip Festival can be experienced in the historic Castle Park at Gavnø. Several thousands of tulips in exceptional color displays are featured in a unique palette of varieties and compositions. The leading bulb producers exhibit their produce.

The Tulip Festival consists of early and late varieties, so no matter when you visit the Tulip Festival, beautiful tulips will adorn the Castle Park.

Every year in October, the castle gardeners plant thousands of flower bulbs in the ground. Each year, the bulbs are exhibited in new formations and color combinations in the park. No two seasons are alike.

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Tulip Event – Collect tulip bulbs

At the end of the Tulip Festival, a special event will be held. Guests are invited to dig up the many thousands of blossomed tulip bulbs and bring them home to their own garden. The tulip bulbs can be taken home without charge. Normal entrance fee applies. Please remember small shovel and bags. The first-come-first-served principle applies.


Every spring we hold a competition for our guests, who can vote for the tulip, which should be voted the Tulip of the Year. It is always a popular competition and at the same time gives the producers guidance about the guests’ interest and preference of tulips.

The winners receive a Gavnø Season Pass in prize. Ballots will be handed out at the ticket sales.

A selection of flower bulbs and cuttings in small pots produced in the old greenhouses at Gavnø may be purchased in the Castle Shop.

Explore the castle park


The Flower Garden

Experience the flowers through the season.

Sakura Avenue

40 Sakura trees will form a beautiful avenue located in the northern part of the castle park.
Duftende roser i slotsparken på Gavnø

The Rose Garden

In the Rose Garden you will find fragrant roses in many colors.
Udfordre sanserne i sansehaven på Gavnø

The Sensory Garden

In the Sensory Garden - The 6 senses - all senses come into play. Smell, feel, listen, watch, taste and challenge your imagination.
Det idylliske Skjærsommer midt i slotsparken på Gavnø


The romantic half-timbered house in the middle of the Castle Park was built in the 19th century and named Skjærsommer.
Den historiske Lindeallé i slotsparken på Gavnø

Lime Tree Avenue

The story of the Lime Tree Avenue at Gavnø.