Gothenburg Botanical Garden

Welcome to one of West Sweden’s foremost visitor attractions. Although over half a million people visit every year there’s still plenty of room for you. Round the clock.

OPENING TIMES AT Gothenburg Botanical Garden

Week
Year
10 Jun Mon11 Jun Tue12 Jun Wed13 Jun Thu14 Jun Fri15 Jun Sat16 Jun Sun
OPEN ALL DAY
OPEN ALL DAY
OPEN ALL DAY
OPEN ALL DAY
OPEN ALL DAY
OPEN ALL DAY
OPEN ALL DAY

A nature reserve in the middle of Gothenburg, where wild countryside meets cultivated gardens

Botaniska, with no less than 16 000 plant varieties over around 430 acres, is one of Europe’s largest and foremost botanical gardens. The garden was created in 1923, designed to function not just as a botanical garden but also as a recreation area for residents of the city. Amongst other things you’ll find an award winning rock garden, Sweden’s largest collection of tropical orchids, and the famous Sophora Toromiro tree, once indigenous to Easter Island but extinct there now. In 2019 the garden will be exploring the theme of pollination, with special exhibitions, demonstrations and talks on the subject. There are 3 large beehives at the entrance, and a show hive in the Herb Garden. In the lovely shop our own honey is sold, as well as other items. The garden is always worth a visit but is at its most beautiful during spring when the bulbs are in blossom, and late summer/early autumn when lots of flowers are in full bloom.  Allow plenty of time for a visit here. There’s so much to see!

The garden is in a naturally undulating landscape. Electric wheelchairs can be booked in the shop. There’s a restaurant and café serving local food and refreshments. If you want to take your own food there are many lovely places to sit. There are adapted toilets in several places in the garden. Parking for cars is outside or in Slottskogen. Please note that dogs are only allowed in the park from February to October, and must be on leads. 

Collaboration with Northeast England
A West Swedish garden handbook is beginning to take shape and the 2018 garden season has been a gentle start, with 13 visitor gardens on the map. We’re aiming high – towards having 100 gardens in West Sweden.