Friday June 12th 2020
Welcome to join a 1 day trip with focus on horticultural production and technology. We end the day at the beautiful Sofiero Palace and have a final dinner with a view.
Sofiero Palace and Park
Sofiero Palace and Park are located just outside the city of Helsingborg. Situated right by the sea with a stunning view of the strait and the Danish coast. Sofiero’s history began in 1864 when Crown Prince Oscar and his wife, Sophia of Nassau built their summer residence, Sophie-Ro, here. In 1905, they gave it as a wedding gift to their grandson Gustav Adolf who developed rock gardens, planted rhododendrons and created beautiful borders as well as a kitchen garden. Gustav Adolf became King of Sweden (Gustav VI Adolf) in 1950. Gradually he developed a unique interest in rhododendrons. During his time at Sofiero he planted more than 5,000 specimens, including more than 400 different species. Most of them grow in the two gullies that run north and south of the palace. After Gustav VI Adolf passed away in 1973, Sofiero was willed to the city of Helsingborg.
Max IV – we make the invisible visible
MAX IV Laboratory is a Swedish national laboratory providing scientists with the most brilliant X-rays for research. MAX IV was inaugurated in 2016. It is home to research projects in biology, physics, chemistry and environmental science, as well as geology, engineering, pharmacology and cultural heritage.
Alfred Pedersen & Son – more than 160 000 m2 of tomatoes
Alfred Pedersen & son is the biggest tomato producer in Sweden, and the biggest greenhouse operation in Scandinavia. The Pedersen family production company started up in Odense, Denmark four generations back. The production site in Trelleborg has been built during the years 2001-2018, and comprises today 160 000 m2. Three hectares are used for winter production with LED light supplementation.