Botanical Garden, Copenhagen

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Øster Farimagsgade 2B, 1353 København K 3532 2222 / 3532 2240

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    Botanic garden and its shop

    by TheView Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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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    Botanical garden

    by TheView Updated Apr 4, 2011

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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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    Botanical Gardens

    by jo104 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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

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    See the rainforest of Copenhagen

    by OH_DK Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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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    Botanical Garden

    by marielexoteria Updated Oct 8, 2007

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    The Botanical Garden is part of the University of Copenhagen for research. It's home of more than 23,000 species from around the world. It's a lovely place where you can go for a relaxing walk. Some of their permanent exhibitions include "Plants from the Bible", "Exotic Spices" and "Poisonous Plants in Nature". Don't miss the palm house.

    Free admittance, check opening times at the website below.

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    Botanical Gardens

    by Imaniac Written Oct 29, 2003

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    The botanical gardens in Copenhagen were built in the 19th century and belonged to the university. The park is very large and the entrance is free. Of course all donations are always welcome. The main feature in this gardens is the Palmenhuse, where they created an actual rainforest.

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    Botanisk Have

    by ValbyDK Updated May 4, 2012

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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.

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    Studying the flowers!

    by Roeffie Updated Sep 29, 2003

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    Opening Hours
    Winterseason: Tue-Sun 08:30-16:00 hrs.
    Summerseason: Mon-Sun 08.30-18.00 hrs.

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    Totally F.o.C.

    25 acres of landscape garden (laid out in 1874) with rare trees, shrubs and herbs. Danish plants, rhododendrons, old rose varieties, mountain, aromatic, dyeing and aquatic plants. Large Palm House (built 1874, renovated 1982) with tropical and subtropical plants. Other greenhouses with collections of cactus, begonia, orchids, carnivorous plants etc.

    It's not the most beautiful Botanical Garden I've ever seen, but it's definately worth a short visit.

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    Botanical Gardens

    by barryg23 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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    BOTANIC GARDENS

    by balhannah Written Aug 20, 2012

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    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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    Copenhagen Botanical Gardens

    by Sharna. Written May 25, 2004

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    On a beautiful sunny day the botanical gardens is the place to see. Walk along the stone paths through the gardens, the spring flowers are amazing colours and shapes.

    The hot house also has incredible plants and flowers from all over the world.

    It's a very relaxing place to visit.

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    Beautiful Gardens In The Centre Of Town

    by AnnS Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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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    Greenhouses in Botanical Gardens

    by babelic Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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    The Botanical Gardens

    by NunoF Written Jan 12, 2004

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    The Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Have) lie in the centre of Copenhagen as a breathing hole opposite the Danish National Gallery.
    They were landscape between 1871 and 74 on parts of the old ramparts, which surrounded Copenhagen. The idea behind the gardens was to donate a garden for studies to the students of the university with various herbs, bushes and trees from all parts of the world. In the centre of the gardens lies the Palm House (Palmehuset), a greenhouse with tropical plants, which constitute a small jungle. Via a winding staircase we can get high up and view the plants from above.
    All around the park paths have been laid out for walking, and a couple of lakes have also been laid out with an overgrown wooden bridge.

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    Botanical Gardens

    by antistar Updated Jun 1, 2013

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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.

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