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Welcome to one of Europe’s largest and best botanical gardens.
Here you’ll find around 16,000 species of plants in areas like the rock garden, herb garden and the Japanese dell.
The Botanical Garden offers a vast and impressive collection of plants and flowers, and is a great place to visit all year round. With over half a million visitors a year it’s one of the most popular attractions in the region.
The greenhouses are closed and new ones are being buildt over the next few years.
The admission to the Botanical Gardens is free.
A series of exhibitions are held in the greenhouses every year and the garden has a comprehensive schedule of activities all year round.
The garden is connected to the nature reserve Änggårdsbergen, where the scientific tree collection, the arboretum, is located. The arboretum is a tour around the world through thousands of bushes and trees.
At the top of the Botanical Garden lies Håberget. From here you will look out over Änggårdsbergen, Linnéstaden, Slottsskogen, Kungsladugård and the harbor with the old fortress Älvsborgs Fästning as a landmark in the west. All this was once the king’s hunting ground, guarded by a gentleman resident at Änggården. For more information visit the website for Håberget (information in Swedish).
Make sure you stop by the Botanical Garden shop on your way out. Here you can get books and gardening accessories, but also actual seeds and plants to bring back to your own garden. You can also get a cup of coffee or just sit down and relax.
Download the Botaniska app and choose between three guided tours throughout the park. You can go for a walk that takes you through all the essential parts of the garden or go off the beaten path and head out among ferns, moss and viewpoints.
Credits: Peter Kvarnström
Credits: Jenny Nilsson
Credits: Ellinor Smederöd