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Visiting Gothenburg Botanical Garden

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Gothenburg Botanical Garden is one of the largest botanical garden in Europe. The garden itself has the total area of 175 hecatares. 40 hectares of the park are occupied by the various gardens. Gothenburg Botanical Garden was first built in 1916 and opened for the first time in 1919. Gothenburg Botanical Garden has also nominated as 'The most beautiful park in Sweden'. Gothenburg Botanical Garden also has a program in education and research which has the aim to make people understand nature better and get the best knowledges from the best source.

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An Exciting Tour in Gothenburg Botanical Garden

An Exciting Tour in Gothenburg Botanical Garden

1. Arboretum

1. Arboretum

With the total area of 175 hectares, Gothenburg Botanical Garden has the largest part constitutes a nature reserve including our arboretum. The garden is spread around 40 hectares and it is also a house of approximately 12,000 different species in various parts of it. Inside the garden in Gothenburg Botanical Garden, it's Rock Garden, with about 5,000 species, has received three stars in the Guide Michelin. Other fascinating parts of the garden are the Rhododendron Valley and the Japanese Glade. The Japanese Glade in Gothenburg Botanical Garden contains many kinds of Japanese plants such as cherry blossom and sakura. The tour inside the garden in Gothenburg Botanical Garden will never give you the feelings of bored.

2. Greenhouses

2. Greenhouses

As the biggest botanical garden in Gothenburg, it also has many greenhouses that contains many plants from all over the world. There are over 1,000 species of orchid in the various rooms in the greenhouses. Not only that the greenhouses keep popular plants, it is also a house for the rarest plant in the world which is the Easter Island Tree. The tree growing in the greenhouses comes from seeds collected by Thor Heyerdahl during his voyage to Easter Island in the 1950S. The most fascinating plants in the greenhouses are its carnivore plants. These plants are enabled to survive in otherwise extremely barren habitats by their ability to catch and 'eat' insects and other small creatures.

3. Children and Education

3. Children and Education

Gothenburg Botanical Garden also provides classes and education for children. The School Garden is intended to be an inspiration for pupils and teachers from schools and preschools in Gothenburg. Gothenburg Botanical Garden gatherpupils of all ages under the great old apple tree to tell them about plants and how to grow things. The class also talks about composting and nature's life cycles. After the explanation, children will involve in the process of keeping the Earth healthy by planting some plants like squash, maize, and beans.

Gothenburg Botanical Garden Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

If you are planning to visit Gothenburg Botanical Garden, you need to buy the tickets directly from the ticket booth. The entrance tickets for Gothenburg Botanical Garden are cost for SEK 20 for adults started from the age of 18 years old. If you are also planning to go inside the greenhouses, you also need to buy entrance tickets there. The entrance ticket for the greenhouses are cost for SEK 2. Also, if you are going to the Gothenburg Botanical Garden by car, make sure to prepare some money for the parking tickets.

How To Get Around?

To have some tour Gothenburg Botanical Garden it is best to go by foot because you will have an outdoor tour and you will also get to move to another place in a fast pace.

What Should I Wear?

To have some tour around, there is no fixed dress code that you need to follow. Just wear something that are comfortable for you to move around like shorts and t-shirts. Also, wear a comfortable shoes so that you can walk around the complex in comfort.

Gothenburg Botanical Garden Facts

Best Time to Visit

Gothenburg Botanical Garden is open every day from 9 am to 6 pm. It is also very recommended to visit in between noon to afternoon because you will get the best experiences there as all the rides and it is also less crowded at that time.

Currency

Swedish krona

Will I Need a Guide?

No, everything is easy and you can find everything on this site.

How To Get There?

If you are planning to visit Gothenburg Botanical Garden, it is very recommended to go by bus. The bus will depart from Annedal Church in the center of Gothenburg and the ride will took around 10 minutes. It is also recommended to go by train. The train will depart from Gothenburg Central Station and the ride will took around 20 minutes. For the bus and train tickets, you can check it on the city's official website.

Additional Info

There are many events and performances that are held in Gothenburg Botanical Garden. Make sure to check the park's website to get the schedules of the events.