The Botanical Garden was conceived and planned by the municipality of Gothenburg (Göteborg) in the 1910's as a botanical garden with an extra emphasis on horticulture.
The area in total is 175 hectares (ca 430 acres), of which most constitutes a nature reserve including their arboretum. The garden proper is about 40 hectars and there are growing something like 16,000 different species and cultivars in various parts of it. The Rock Garden is famous and has received three stars in Guide Michelin.
If you like gardens this is one attraction you cannot miss when you visit Gothenburg! If you don't like gardens just go there anyway, take a coffee at the café (they do lunch also), walk around and feel the peace inside the garden.
The Göteborg Botanical Gardens are amongst the largest in Europe, and has even got stars in Guide Michelin. The interesting thing is that they do not consist of just a park landscape as elsewhere, but a lot of it is instead quite wild. The rock garden is halfway up the rocky cliffs of Ängårdsbergen's nature reserve with its heather moorland, and there is also quite a bit of forest along a stream, but with unusual trees, not at all the ones normally found in Sweden. Have a long stroll here and then visit the little cafe to rest. Closer to the entrance, there are also hothouses with some really rare orchids. Sadly, I have no photo of it since I haven't visited it since childhood (when I visited it often, living nearby).
I'm a fan of botanical gardens, I mean, I'm not a big expert of what you can find inside them but I like the atmosphere you usually get there.
To make a long story short:
I was in Woerlitz, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Bergamo, Valeggio & some other I forgot ... and this Gborg one is simply the best !!!!!!!!
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Bring coffee and sandwiches, and have a picnic on one of the many lawns. Some botanical gardens in the world can be rather uptight anf got little annoying signs "Don't step on the grass" "Don't breath" and the sort. Not this one. Viva le step on le grass!
Lovely as it is, it's free admission to the botanical garden, but it helps if you donate some change. Dogs are allowed, but not all year around. You can also buy seeds and plants for a reasonable price.
In spring, with all the tulips. When all the green buds finally folds out and turns naked trees into luscious creatures. I adore the flowers and plants, trees and bees and all the ladybugs. A sleepy duck prides the side of one of the numerous fountains.
That day was raining,as usual,and the colour of the flowers seemed less beautiful,but nevertheless I liked this garden.Above all the Rhododendron Valley.
At the botanical gardens, my absolute favourite tree after birch! The magnolia tree blossoms in the spring and is absolutely fabelous!!