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Visiting Bern Botanical Garden

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The Bern Botanical Garden (BOGA) is a botanical garden located in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The Bern Botanical Garden is a charming riverside park with flowers and green vegetation. The garden features more than 6.000 plant species and 7 greenhouses. The Alpinum contains a huge collection of alpine plants along with different plants that grow in Asia and North America. The other show houses focus on tropical and sub-tropical vegetation. The garden is a seductive festival of the senses, shapes, scents, and color. The art exhibition and events are the added attractions which can be enjoyed by excursionists. On visiting this garden you not only get to see beautiful flowers and lush green vegetation but also learn about endangered plant species and tropical and subtropical vegetation. The garden has three show houses that have different plant species on display. The Palm house is home to humid tropical area cultivations like sugarcane, coffee, etc. the Fern house is home to palm ferns and plants from the tropical mountain forests. The third house is home to plants from semi desert areas that grow in a warm and dry climate. If you want a glance Australian, Asian, African, New Zealand, North America and European plantations in one garden visit the botanical garden Bern. You can find many things to do at Bern Botanical Garden!

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Bern Botanical Garden Tours

Bern Botanical Garden Tours

1. Cafe Fleuri

1. Cafe Fleuri

Things to do at Cafe Fleuri, there is a terrace in front of the succulent house you can let yourself be pampered in the Café Fleuri. Lunchtime guests, day-trippers, Aareschwimmer and BOGA-friends are served with lovingly prepared salads, soups, Bircher muesli, pastries and ice cream. The Café to stay, in the middle of Bern, but in the countryside!

2. Seeing kind of Glasshouses

2. Seeing kind of Glasshouses

The BOGA has six public show houses. The three little ones at the institute (the fourth is used for research purposes) come from the founding years of the Botanical Garden. The steppe house is exciting and unique here. The three big houses were opened in 1976. Previously, the old palm house stood in place of today's library. The houses contain two tropical parts and one with plants of the dry zones. It is interesting place, right? You could know any kind of plants from another world.

3. Visiting Zentrum Paul Kless

3. Visiting Zentrum Paul Kless

While visiting this place in your tours, you may see the exhibitions on the life and work of Paul Klee, temporary exhibitions of important artists of the 20th and 21st century. Also in Zentrum Paul Klee you may have public and private guided tours, audio guides. There are studios and workshops in the Kindermuseum Creaviva, concerts, reading, theatre and dance. Besides all the things to do at the Zentrum, there are event & Congress Location, museum shop and bookshop for those who like reading.

Bern Botanical Garden Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You do not need by the tickets because the place is free.

How To Get Around?

You can walking around the garden and enjoy your tours. You can also use wheelchair for the person who disabilities.

What Should I Wear?

There are no specific rules about how you should dress when visiting the Botanical Garden. Simply make sure that you wear comfortable attires to be able to enjoy Bern botanical Garden. Wear shoes to make sure you are comfortable with your tours while you walk around the garden.

Bern Botanical Garden Facts

Best Time to Visit

It is best to visit Bern Botanical Garden on the months of October-February and March-September. Those are the best month to have tours at Bern Botanical Garden. On those months, the city offers a dry season with a pleasant climate that bring fresh and cool breeze that will enhance the beauty of the garden. Best time to visit Botanical Garden (preferred time): 09:00 am – 02:00 pm. Time required to visit Botanical Garden: 2 hours.


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Will I Need a Guide?

You do not need a guide in your tours. While you visiting Bern Botanical Garden you will get the maps when you are enter the place and then you can explore by yourself using the maps that given to you. All of things that you want to know already listed on the maps.

How To Get There?

You could use public transportation. You can use train in Rail City Bern, Switzerland. Also by bus; bus Dagi Bus Station. You can also reach the place by foot. Before you get public transportation you need to book the tickets.

Additional Info

Bern Botanical Garden is open to all visitors. You can use the garden as a picnic spot. Do not litter in the garden premises. Dogs may be carried on a short leash in the garden. Also bicycles are not allowed in the garden. There are bike racks at the entrance north.