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Botanical Garden

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Address: Carl Skottsbergsgata 22, Gothenburg 413 19, Sweden
Phone Number:
46104737777
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06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Welcome to one of the largest botanical gardens in Northern Europe. The...

Welcome to one of the largest botanical gardens in Northern Europe. The cultivated part occupies 40 acres and holds about 12 000 species. It is a botanical garden with a strong emphasis on horticulture and the garden is divided into different sections linked by lawns with fine trees and shrubs. You will find a kitchen garden, a herb garden, perennial and annual borders, a Japanese glade, a rhododendron valley and a stunning rock garden with a waterfall. In the bulb garden you find species that are not grown anywhere else. The Greenhouses have more than 4 000 species including a large collection of orchids and carnivorous plants. The Eastern Island tree, extinct in its natural locality, is preserved here. The garden is bordering a nature reserve where also the arboretum is located.

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Lovely park in city center

Botaniska (botanical garden) is a huge park with plants and trees from all over the world, some of them very rare. Beautiful plantations, neatly taken care of. There is a fine... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Botaniska (botanical garden) is a huge park with plants and trees from all over the world, some of them very rare. Beautiful plantations, neatly taken care of. There is a fine Café where you also can get alcoholic beverages. By the entrance is a nice store with a large selection of seeds and garden equipment, as well as souvenirs. But... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

nice and with great cafe. beautiful really. even if youre not a big fan of flowers its just beutiful and peaceful to walk around

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the winter there is no fee and you can bring your dogs. Beautiful walk in the fall with the leaves changing colors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely botanical garden with different 'zones'. This was one of the first places my future husband brought me when I visited Sweden the first time (as a tourist)...and I understand why. It's a beautiful nature space - for picture-taking, walking, relaxing, enjoying the weather, etc. It's open year-round with lovely views reflecting the seasonal changes. Of course, nothing is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice attraction before Christmas. It was open till 16:00 so we could visit it. All the palm house was decorated for Christmas and it was so beautiful. I guess it is a good programme in every season of the year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The gorgeous gardens should be added to your list of things to do in Gothenburg. It's absolutely stunning during the spring and summer with all it's unique flowers decorating the park. Make sure you bring your camera because there will be plenty of great photo opportunities!! Entrance is free but it's recommended to leave a donation.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This visit was in November so the garden outside is in winter rest. It is worth a walk through anyway. I visited the greenhouses with the orchids. A marvelous collection of orchids of all kinds, many blooming. Visit !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Want to see the city do so, most cities are the same! Want to load your batteries then step in to this oase. Walk through the gaes and walk the paths that lead your through varied botanical experiences. Beatifil store with qualty items connected to nature gifts but not borring souvenirs. Great restaurant, Café. Natural playground. A park to feel... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We generally rate cities highly if they are build round a large river, have a maritime museum and a botanical garden. This one in central Gothenburg established in the 1840s by Captain Henric von Normann, does very well and even boasts a replica of the Crystal Palace. Head here if it's cold and wet, plenty to see and if the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Huge gardens with many different areas. Great selection of different plants and flowers. Lovely water features, and lots of helpful information

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