I have to admit that although I see the Botanic Garden in Gothenburg a lot, it's only on my way to a new football game... This because the garden is situated next to the football stadium Gamla Ullevi.
But I've been inside the garden too, believe me. It's really nice, and perfect for a romantic walk with your dearest one.
The entrance is free except for June-August, when it costs 20 SEK (2 euro) to enter. All year around it opens at 7 am and closes in the evening (the exact time depending on the time of the year). There is the Palm house (you might have to pay another fee to enter there), the butterfly house (so nice and warm!), the rose garden and a restaurant and café.
A couple of times every year there are concerts held in the park with some of Sweden's most famous artists. The best concert I've ever been to (in big competition with U2 at Ullevi a few years ago) was in 1995 when I saw Gyllene Tider (very famous Swedish band, with the male singer from Roxette) there. A fantastic evening!
When there is a concert they build up the stage, and then the whole crowd stands in the grass in front of it. No stands!
The park has been there since 1842, inspirated by the English way of making parks. The Palm House actually is a copy of the Crystal Palace in London (no, not the football club).
The garden society was founded in 1842 with its orginal inspiration from the gardens in Berlin and Greifswald. It is still a very beautiful and peaceful place to spend a few hours in. You can get a guided tour around the roses, in the whole park or in the "woodlands" of the park. They also have a palm house.
In the middle of the city centre lies this tranquil park with a Palm House modelled on Crystal Palace and with several climates such as Mediterranean. There is also a rose garden (and shop), a rock garden and a cosy restaurant as well as a playground. Great escape on most days.
All big cities have there green lungs and Gothenburg's are no disappointment. Though there is an entrance fee at the gates it's great for a stroll, picnic and houses considerable botanical intrigue within the tropical glasshouses.
Although owned by the Botanic Gardens further out from the city centre, the Palmhouse is located in the Tradgardsforeningen and is one of the main attractions there. Its huge and a copy of the Crystal Palace in London. There are different areas inside for different kinds of plants and climates
entry is 20 SEK
This is one of the parks in the city centre, not far from the central station and Brunnsparken. Its home to the Butterfly House [which I never actually found!! :( ] and Palm House as well as a rosarium and flower beds, cafe, shop etc It was first opened in 1842.
I kind of got the impression before visiting that you had to pay a small amount just to enter the park but that didn't seem to actually be the case when I got there!
A Sunday afternoon stroll through Trädgårdsföreningen (try saying that with a mouth full of steamed prawns) with that special someone.
For a mere SEK 10 ($1.10 USD) per person, you and ???? can spend the afternoon walking through The Horticultural Gardens admiring a most impressive Rose garden as well as some beautiful and often very unique sculpture, relaxing in the Butterfly house or even simply sitting in the sun after acting like a goof in the children's playground. (cool looking slide by the way) Anyway, no matter what you find yourself doing here, I guarantee it's an Oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Kungsportsavenyn.