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Botanical Garden

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Address: Carl Skottsbergsgata 22, Gothenburg 413 19, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 10 473 77 77
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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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Well kept grounds

Close by downtown and a pleasant walk. Buildings are interesting as well as inside plants and outside gardens. Lagerhutte on the grounds to enjoy a break.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Close by downtown and a pleasant walk. Buildings are interesting as well as inside plants and outside gardens. Lagerhutte on the grounds to enjoy a break.

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Göteborg, Sverige
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The Botanical gardens are very large accessible and sheltered. Visit all year round. May be snowy in the winter. My favourite times are in april/may when all the bulbs are in bloom and summer when the perennials are blooming. Don't miss the rock gardens and the Japanese garden. Walk all the small paths and find yourself with breathtaking views of... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Lush green with beautiful flowers ....... Nice place to see if you like to be with nature.. Very well maintained..... Spent some fun time lazing on the grass next to the water....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Lovely to walk through between the Clarion Post hotel and the Conference Centre. This is a large garden area very well maintained with a large indoor conservatory. There is also a great concert/conference venue in the middle of the park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

A beautiful park and garden also for smaller kids to run around. Lawns are accessable. Restaurang /Café avalible adapted for kids,families and elderly. Try to find the Näsduksträd it is worth a trip. when it flowers in May.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Botanical garden – nice place to relax. The park seems to be huge and you find many things to look at. We went to see the rock garden, but there are plenty flowers and trees on the way. Even walking around without any purpose you still will be surrounded by flowers and relaxing atmosphere. Perfect place for nature lovers!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

not Kew Gardens but well worth a visit. make sure you go to the rock gardens. free and near the citiy's main park

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Nice place for locals to spend time ( sitting, chatting, playing, jogging). One can take long walks into the Forest. Can watch penguins, seals etc. Nice restaurants to munch.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

A tram ride from Central Station to the suburbs and a short walk took us to a smaller version of Kew Gardens. Entry to these immaculate gardens is free and the Formal and Rock areas are quite beautiful but the star is the Greenhouses (there may be a small charge) which contain a collection of over 4000 plant species and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I've been at the botanical gardens many times and it is always a beautiful place to visit. The different seasons of Sweden and Gothenburg also make the garden different every time!

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