Welcome to the Gothenburg Botanical Garden
The park is open every day, all year round 09 am until sunset.
Volontary admission fee SEK 20
The greenhouses are open 10am - 5 pm (May - August) 10am - 4 pm (September - April)
Admission fee SEK 20
GOTHENBURG BOTANICAL GARDEN
. The area in total is 175 hectares (ca 430 acres), of which most constitutes a nature reserve including the arboretum. The garden proper is about 40 hectars and here grow something like 16,000 different species and cultivars in various parts of it. Among many fascinating parts of the garden are The Rhododendron Valley The Japanese Glade and The Rockgarden with it's waterfall.
In the Greenhouses you will find about 4,000 various species and cultivars, including some 1,500 orchids, a remarkable travertine department and the rare Eastern Island Tree.
The botanical garden was planned by the city council, created thanks to generous donors, and inaugurated in 1923 when Gothenburg celebrated its 300th anniversary.
One of the prominent botanists who created the garden was Carl Skottsberg
, who made several research trips around the globe to collect the rare plants of the garden.
Gothenburg Botanical Garden is nowadays a part of the larger Region Västra Götaland.
We are part of something bigger...
Together with our neighbours The Natural History Museum and Slottsskogen, we can offer one of the largest green urban areas in Europe. We call itThe Green Heart of Gothenburg