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Botanical Garden

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Address: 22 Carl Skottsbergs Gata, Gothenburg 413 19, Sweden
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+46 10 473 77 77
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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A great place to relax or just enjoy the greener parts of Gothenburg - there's many green parts but this central one is a must visit.

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

A great place to relax or just enjoy the greener parts of Gothenburg - there's many green parts but this central one is a must visit.

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Strangnas, Sweden
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

I only had a few hours to spend, so I didn't have time for so much of the outside gardens. The extensive indoor greenhouses took all the time, especially the orchid collection!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I come here from time to time, any time of the year. There is plenty of see with amazing plants and flowers from all over the world. But there are also quiet hidden areas closer to the woods where one can find a bench or a patch of grass where to relax. The waterfall is also very cool. I would... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Botanical gardens of Gothenburg is a place that I like to visit all year round. The best period is of course in the summer time but don't underestimate it during autumn, winter and spring! If you want to walk up the the Japanese part, you have to walk a bit uphill but when you're in the Botanical garden you... More 

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Bucharest Romania
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time walking through the garden. The autumn colours were beautiful, great picture opportunities.

Thank Ghidusha
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Come here if you like walking around and looking at beautiful flowers. I recommend you to get in to the greenhouses as well. And take a closer look at all they have to offer. If you have the chance be here for the Hanami in the early spring. The trees is blooming and the event is amazing. In fact look... More 

1 Thank Ellen N
Hindas, Sweden
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

I visit this wonderful and very natural park some times every year. It is planned to be interesting the year around. One friend always invites her friends to her birthday pic nic at one of the meadows. Myself I search for interesting plants and seeds in the shop, and take long walks.

2 Thank samjuna
Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

A massive botanical garden with flowers and plants from all over the world. Also has a great view of the city if you want to get up to the top. Free admission but a gift is always appreciated.

Thank Ching-Teh W
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and tranquil gardens not far from the city centre. Well worth a visit to see the wide variety of flowers and plants set in a lovely garden/park environment. There are some steep paths to climb but the effort is rewarded with fantastic views and scenery. Lovely place to visit for young and old and we were pleasantly surprised at... More 

Thank Michael M
Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Nice to see a lot of different kind of plant and flowers. Nice for a summer day with familie to relax and enjoy the sun

Thank Pedro M

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