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Botanical Garden

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Address: 22 Carl Skottsbergs Gata, Gothenburg 413 19, Sweden
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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

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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Beautifull garden

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... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Ching-Teh W
Gothenburg, Sweden
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 15 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 14 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 

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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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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

With an hour in between we agreed (me and two teenagers) to take a walk in the sunshine. This garden is nice also during wintertime with the posibility to go indoors on the old orangerie. Summertime you van enjoy roses of all kinds in the rosegarden and also enjoy a cup of coffe in the close by café. A good... More 

Thank Anna F
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The glass houses really are beautiful and warm in the snow. Verdant and well cared for. Regret all the associated businesses seem to be shut up for the winter. Which was a pity.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

It's nothing mind blowing, however it is nice to pop in here if your passing the city centre. Lovely plants in here, I'm no plant fanatic, but if you are, definitely visit

Thank Jack C
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The Botanical gardens is a beautiful place, where you can have nice walks through a lovely park. Even during winter I would recommend going there. And the restaurant inside the park has a delicious food.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The entrance fee is voluntary, and the garden is very beautiful. There are a lot of things happening so keep an eye out if there are any current events. A good stroll takes about 1-2 hours and on top of that you may want to visit the greenhouse or the cafeteria. Good weather is a must!

Thank KentA704
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Probably in summer there might be lots of flowers. But I was there at the end of March and there was nothing to see, besides in the indoor greenhouse there were only normal plants and trees, nothing interesting,

Thank f160
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

One of my favourite places for a walk or run in Göteborg. A walk through the garden takes you through a huge botanical collection. From the typical Swedish species to those from far away like Japanese. Don't miss the orchid house that also keeps flowers from different climatic zones. There's a café at the center that usually very crowded.

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