{Denmark} Oasis in the Heart of Copenhagen

May 29, 2014

Denmark

Just in time for today’s public holiday and long weekend here in Germany, the weather has once again turned Autumnal, so I’ve been enjoying looking through photographs from my recent trip to Copenhagen and remembering the beautiful summer sunshine we had there. The Botanical Garden in Copenhagen, along with the Botanical Museum and Library, the Geological Museum and the Zoological Museum, is part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark at the University of Copenhagen.

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Home to about 11,000 species, the historic garden is home to Denmark’s largest collection of living plants and provides a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. The various sections of the garden feature all kinds of flowers and other vegetation, and the hothouses – which sadly I did not have the time to visit – apparently house an impressive selection of cacti and succulents, carnivorous plants and orchids.

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Copenhagen Botanic Garden 04

Although the Botanical Garden in Copenhagen is open to the public, unlike other parks in the city it is dedicated to scientific research so activities such as running, cycling or having a picnic on the lawn are not permitted. But then again, you most likely wouldn’t be allowed to do those in a regular museum either. It’s definitely a beautiful place that is well worth a visit.

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Copenhagen Botanic Garden 02

Copenhagen Botanic Garden 05

The garden is open daily from 8:30 am to 6pm from May through September, and on Tuesdays to Sundays from 8:30am to 4pm from October through April. Admission is free.

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Copenhagen Botanic Garden 08

 

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