WEBSITE: https://snm.ku.dk/english/botanical-garden/| ADDRESS: Gothersgade 128, 1123 Copenhagen K| OPENING HOURS: Depends on the time of year (see website: https://snm.ku.dk/english/visit-the-museum/#Botanical-shop)| EXPECTED PRICE: Free - except for the entrance to the Palm House (60 DKK for adults and 40 DKK for students)| ACCESS VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT: 2-minute walk from Nørreport St. | EXPECTED DURATION: 1-2 hours | SUITABLE FOR GROUPS: Yes| WEATHER: Best with good weather | COVID-19 FRIENDLY: Yes
Located in the centre of Copenhagen where it spans a 10-hectare area, the Botanical Garden contains Denmark's largest collection of living and preserved plants. Additionally, the garden's Herbarium contains an impressive wood collection, a spirit collection, a botany collection and a seed bank.
The Botanical Garden is ideal for those interested in botany and those who would merely like a serene and picturesque escape from the city. Throughout the year, visitors can enjoy exhibitions and guided tours in the garden and refreshments under the open sky from the gardens coffee wagon or at the Botanical Gardens café.
The Palm House
The garden is known for its 27 impressive glasshouses, one of which is the old Palm House from 1874, located in the middle of the Botanical Garden. The Palm house’s terrace provides a spectacular view over the garden and the towers of Copenhagen and inside the Palm House, you can view rare and exotic tropical and subtropical plants.
Succulents and butterflies
Visitors can also explore the Succulent and Cactus House where they will discover plants in all shapes and sizes, and the Butterfly House where they can experience live butterflies and their transformation among the orchids and vanilla plants during the summer months.
As visiting the Botanical Garden is free, it makes for an ideal getaway for students or people on a budget. However, there is a minimal entrance fee for accessing the Palm House, i.e. 60 DKK for adults and 40 DKK for students upon presenting a valid student ID.