The history of herbs is an important part of our cultural history, and this tour is ideal for people who are looking for inspiration about how to use fresh herbs. The day begins at 13.00 with a guided tour of Norway's biggest organic herb garden, at Domkirkeodden (site of Hamar cathedral ruins). It finishes with the preparation of dinner using herbs at Bryhni Søndre farm and guest house.
The guided tour of the herb garden at Domkirkeodden demonstrates how plants have played an important role in people's lives for thousands of years. A stroll around the herb garden is both a guided tour of a kitchen garden and a cultural history tour. After the guided tour, you will be served the herb garden's home-made herbal drink.
From Domkirkeodden, we cycle to Bryhni Søndre, a newly restored farm and guest house with buildings dating from the 18th century. The proprietor Eva Kragnes has used herbs for cooking for many years, and in the farm kitchen we prepare and eat dinner, which consists of a selection of dishes based on different herbs. Most of the dishes are made during the course and eaten afterwards. You can take the vinegar and oil made during the course home with you.
The tour can be combined with an overnight stay at Bryhni Søndre. The newly refurbished farmhouse has 13 beds in six rooms.
Bikes can be rented at Hamar region tourist office.
Season: June - medio September