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The Rose Cannon – the King’s Enchanted Garden (PLEASE NOTE: Exhibition closes at 2PM on April 15th and 16th)

The Library Hall
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The Rose Cannon – the King’s Enchanted Garden (PLEASE NOTE: Exhibition closes at 2PM on April 15th and 16th)

Join us for a magical pleasure stroll for the whole family as artist Signe Kejlbo transforms the Round Tower’s Library Hall into a fantastical flower garden poetically inspired by King Christian IV’s Rosenborg Castle.

Christian IV was a king who valued growth. Before letting the Round Tower sprout up in the heart of Copenhagen, he created the King’s Gardens where he placed his loveliest rose: Rosenborg Castle. He even made a cannon adorned with rosebuds! 

With a spark of inspiration from the rose cannon and floral objects from Rosenborg Castle, Signe Kejlbo creates an enchanted garden where children and adults can immerse themselves in the secretive world of flowers. Here, paper flowers and poetic stories will unfold among breezy garden tents and secret pathways. 

Come, walk among the king’s flowers and help build the Rose Cannon’s flower explosion by adding your own paper flower creations at the craft tables. All materials are provided by the Round Tower.

Please note – the exhibition closes at 2 PM on April 14th, 15th and 16th due to a series of special private events in the Library Hall.

About the artist

Signe Kejlbo. Photo: Rundetaarn.

Artist and designer Signe Kejlbo works with flowers, exploring their colours, shapes and textures in her creations. In 2022, she took part in an exhibition at the Round Tower in which she created a tableau of paper flowers. For “The Rose Cannon” she takes over the entire Library Hall with her floral works. Signe looks forward to presenting a new exhibition combining her floral fascination with the innovation, curiosity and creativity of King Christian IV who built the Round Tower. And to show children of all ages what you can accomplish with paper and imagination!

“The Rose Cannon – the King’s Enchanted Garden” runs from February 4th until April 16th 2023. The exhibition is presented in a collaboration between artist Signe Kejlbo and the Round Tower.

The Round Tower and the artist extends a special thanks to Rosenborg Castle for their help and guidance related to the exhibition.