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Österlen Asparagus Museum

Sweden’s first and only asparagus museum can be found at Sparrisgården – Asparagus Farm outside of Skillinge. There Österlen Sparris displays its collections of older asparagus utensils, porcelain and asparagus meal accessories, as well as some modern curios. The history of asparagus is shown in pictures and words, both i Österlen and the world.

Germany and the Netherlands have a long tradition of celebrating asparagus as the first vegetable of spring, and there are also several asparagus museums that describe the “royal vegetable’s” exciting background. At Österlen, there is also a long tradition of asparagus, and it is therefore natural that Sweden’s first asparagus museum has been established there.

Karin von Schenk, the uncrowned “Queen of Asparagus”, is the one who, in the old farm store of only 11 square metres, displays any items related to asparagus that she has collected during her 15 years as an asparagus farmer, older utensils as well as younger props. The history of asparagus is presented in pictures and words, and you can learn how it is harvested, how asparagus is a healthy vegetable, etc. There is also a collection of asparagus porcelain, of which the oldest item is a Gustavsberg plate from the 19th century. A true gem is the asparagus stalk in silver from the 1920s, produced by Georg Jensen in Denmark. A digital display shows a series of beautiful asparagus pictures. For groups, there is the opportunity of DVD-showings of asparagus films.

NOTE: Österlens Sparrismuseum was inaugurated in May 2010 and is being continuously expanded.

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Address:

Sparrisgården
Kvarnby 54
27636 Borrby-Skillinge
Tel 0414 – 30 076, 0708 – 95 96 55

E-mail: museum@sparris.se

Toilets: Yes (portable toilet)
Disabled toilets: No
Disabled access: No
Elevators: Ground floor only
Parking: Yes, buses too

Opening hours:

Upon agreement

Admission: Admission 10 SEK
Food & Drink: No
Website: Österlen Sparris Museum
Distance to public transportation: bus stop within 100 metres