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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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Enjoy a calm hour or day in a beautiful and varied park.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Southampton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The botanical gardens are clearly very well cared for and maintained. It is wonderful to be able to find a peaceful spot in the city centre. It's a great spot to potter around and there are some beautiful plants. It is the sort of place you could only spend an hour or two though as there is not that much... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit Gothenburg you simply HAVE to go to the Botanical Garden. The people of Gothenburg themselves go there not only because of the beauty but also because we are proud to contribute with this Garden to preserve the diversity of life on earth through the exchange program with other botanical gardens in the world. The place is also... More 

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Dear Tom, Thank you so much! More 

Bowmore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is very friendly and it is beautiful on a sunny day. It requires a lot of walking but you are surrounded by stunning nature. This space is often used for festival events also! Enjoy sun bathing at this luxury garden

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife is very much into flowers and gardens, and she was amazed by seeing this wonderful garden in the middle of town. It was so well-kept and arranged.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely place to have a morning walk and I think it would be great to visit at different times of the year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a stunning spot to visit in Goteborg. Nicely done beautiful gardens and landscape. Incredible diversity that is on exhibition and well laid out. I thoroughly enjoy spending time there. Be sure to visit the Asian forest area which is crafted around a small lake. Beautiful autumn colors!!! The orchid collection is also something to behold. It's stunning!!! This... More 

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Baerum Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was there in early June when there are some flowers out but not all it has to offer. It did give me a nice walk, also along one of the canals, while waiting for a group.

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