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About Botaniska

Lökträdgården Botaniska

One of the larger botanical gardens in Europe

More than 630 000 plant lovers from all over the world come every year to the Botanical Garden in Gothenburg. Here you find the drama of the Rock Garden and the calm of the Japanese dell. In summer, colourful perennials and summer flowers please your eye. In 2023 we celebrated our 100 year anniversary!

Among the plants in the garden are a number of important scientific plant collections, i.e. bulbous plants, alpines and temperate trees. Well known are also the annual horticultural plantations of bedding plants greeting the visitors near the entrance.

New glasshouses with a visitor center will be build and be ready 2029.

Education and research

A basic activity for the garden ever since the start has been to carry on education and scientific research. As an official municipal establishment, horticulture and recreation have also been impor­tant components. The garden have an active collaboration with Gothenburg University.
Basically all higher education in West Sweden concerning plants is still carried out in or in the vicinity of the Botanical Garden. The garden has its own educators serving the schools in the region. 

Gothenburg Botanical Garden is one of the foremost tourist attrac­tions in west Sweden with about 630,000 visitors per year.

Gothenburg Botanical Garden is part of Region Västra Götaland.

Updated: 2024-06-05 08:44