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A godsend on a cold day, the free to enter Botanical Gardens are a hot-house of flowers, plants and bushes from warmer climes. The main collection is in the very Victorian looking Palm House. This greenhouse is divided up into a humid and tropical domed central garden, and progressively cooler, drier gardens on the wings. The tropical area has banana plants, drooping ferns and ancient cycads. You can climb flimsy iron staircases to an observation ring near the roof, that allows you a view of the canopy.
There are many glasshouses in the university complex, even one that allows plants to grow in Arctic conditions.
The Botanical garden was only a short walk from Rosenborg Slot. It was a pity it was raining, this cut short my time here, but I did manage to have a fair look around. This Botanic Garden houses the largest collection of living plants in Denmark and the only seed and gene bank for plants from nature, while the Botanical Museum has the largest collections in Denmark of dried plants and fungi.
Plenty of lawns, trees, paths, statues, flowering plants, and a huge greenhouse all were very nice.
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There have been botanical gardens in Copenhagen since the beginning of the 17th century and the present Botanical Garden is the fourth garden, which was opened to the public in 1874. It is a part of the University and the main purpose of the garden is research so you are not allowed to run, ride a bicycle, climb the trees, walk on the lawns, pick the flowers, or have a picnic - unlike many other gardens and parks in the city.
However, it is still a really nice green spot in the centre of Copenhagen! It is a kind of living museum and actually contains the largest collection of living plants in Denmark. Take a stroll around the garden and have a look at the beautiful flowerbeds. Visit the greenhouses with the more exotic flowers and trees – just be careful that your camera doesn’t fog up inside the greenhouse because of the very high temperature and humidity. Enjoy the view of the lake (one of my favourite viewpoints is from the top of the small stone hill), see if you can spot one of the turtles in the lake or a heron trying to catch a fish, or have a closer look at some of the many sculptures and statues spread around the Botanical Garden.
If you enter/exit the garden from the main entrance (at Gothersgade) you might notice the big red building with the sign ‘Botanical Museum’. However, it is more a research building than a museum – and is NOT open for public. But still many beautiful flowers to enjoy around the garden…
There is a small café behind the greenhouses. The admission to the garden is free.
Greenhouses in Botanical Gardens
The greenhouses located in botanical gardens are interesting sight for a quick visit. Especially in the winter if you need to warm up a little bit ;) In the round greenhouse there are two spiral staircases (one for going up and one for coming down) and you can go to the top to see view. Entrance is free.
Botanical Garden, Greenhouse
One of the most peaceful places in Copenhagen.
The gardens were planted between 1871 and 1874 to assist university botan studies and also served initally for the provision of medical plants for pharmacies. The great greenhouse was donated by J.C. Jacobsen, patron of the arts and science and founder of the Carlsberg brewery.
See the rainforest of Copenhagen
If you're visiting early in the year (February, March), have been walking a long way through the cold streets of Copenhagen I recommend you to have a look at the "rainforest" in the big greenhouse of the Botanic Garden.
I was there last time in February when I had visitors from Turkey. They loved getting warmed up and looking at beautiful flowers while we were waiting for Rosenborg Castle to open on the other side of the street.
It was free to get in.
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Beautiful Gardens In The Centre Of Town
The Botanic Garden is part of Copenhagen University. It's a centre for horticultural learning but many parts are open to the public.
The gardens were first established in 1872 on the site of the city's fortifications. The present rock gardens are part of the old ramparts and the lovely lake, which used to be part of the city moat, is now home to various species of birds.
The gardens are beautifully maintained and it's a pleasure to wander around. You can also visit the large greenhouses to see an impressive collection of palms, orchids and other hot house plants.
Entrance is free.
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Our usual spot, always visited in all cities we have toured; this one is not so big and not so small, you take 2 hours to walk it in a relaxed pace.
Very nice corners, check pix ... general atmosphere a little bit decadent; inside cafe' inspiring.
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to take a breathe
If you get tired of cycling, Botanical Garden is a good choice to take a deep breath in the middle of the city. You can wander around the gardens and greenhouses or drink something in the little cafe.
This is the citys oldest public park it has an amazing glasshouse, although due to the hot weather outside, decided not to go in. There is a beautiful lake with a bridge, plenty of nice photo opportunities.
The best thing is it is free entry into the gardens so you can take a picnic & enjoy your stroll
There is a restaurant selling ciabattas for around DKK50 oh & did I forget to mention icecream at around DKK 22
If plants, flowers and gardens are of interest to you then you'll want to see the Botanical gardens, which are found west of Rosenburg Slot, near Norreport station.
The Botanical gardens have more than 20,000 species of plants from all around the world. There is a large greenhouse at the northern end of the gardens which contains many tropical plants. This is only open until 3pm however, while the rest of the park is open until 6. The gardens are free to enter and the entrance is at the corner of Gothersgade and OSter Voldgade.
Tower for the King's Carriage
Rundentaarn is a very beautiful and unusual tower. Built on the initiative of King Christian IV (1588-1648) and completed in 1642, it was design by the architect Hans Steenwinkel the Younger with an entrance and spiral way up (7.5 turns!) that could accommodate a carriage. The way up is paved very much like a road (with granite macadam... I think). At the top, it offers a great view over the city.
Standing at the top and looking around at the various buildings, I felt like being in the Millennium Wheel in London: the whole old part of the city opened before us. (We could see as far as Sweeden, but that was a clear sky day.) The platform is 34.8 m above the street and the latticework surrounding it was made in 1643 by Kaspar Fincke, Court Artist in metal work. In the latticework, King Christians' monogram can be seen as well as the letters RFP (the King's moto: Regnat Firmat Pietas - Piety strengthens the Realms).
The tower is part of the Trinitas complex consisting of a university library, an astronomical observatory and a student's church. This is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. Until 1861 it was used by the University of Copenhagen, but now anyone is allowed to observe the night sky in the winter period.
The gilded inscription of the facade was drafted by Christian IV himself and can be interpreted as: 'Lead God, the right teaching and justice into the heart of crowned King Christian IV, 1642'.
On the way to the top, there is an art gallery (about 900m2). At the time I visited the exibition, they were displaying tapestry. Formerly those were the vaults of the library hall (university library between 1657-1861).
The adult price for an entrance ticket is 25 kroner, but the view and the trip up are well worth it.
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Botanic garden and its shop
The Botanic garden was first established around year 1600 as a medicinal herbgarden. In the 1870`s the Garden found its present form on the old bastions of the city. The lake in the garden has see a transformation from being a part of the moat surrounding the citywalls. As a part of University of Copenhagen it serve the purpose of being a part of the education of the biologist. For this purpose its has approximately 20,000 species from around the world, nearly all have been collected in the wild.
Behind the palmhouse (open 10-15) there is a beautiful little shop that sell plants, posters, books and seeds. The shop is open in the summer; from May till October. All days from 11.00-17.30. In the winter from October till May 11.00-15.30. Mondays closed.
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Copenhagen university has a botanical garden in the center of town. Its has a display of trees, plants and flowers. For tropical plants it has some wonderful greenhouses, the first room in the large greenhouse (open10-15) you enter is the very best. I love to come there as it has butterflies and a pool with waterplants and fish.
Besides the botanics there are also a large nummer of statues around in the garden.
In the summer I recommend that you enjoy a picnic here.
Its open in the daytime (little longer in the summer) The entrance is free.
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TREES AND PLANTS, ALL VERY SPECIAL SPECIES..
botanisk have is a BOTANICAL GARDEN with Arboretum, Alpinum, Rosarium, perennials and Danish plants.
Palmhouse with tropical and subtrropical plants , additional GREENHOUSES with cacti and orchids
A wonderful place to relax, rest and admire while walking around .....
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