One of the larger botanical gardens in Europe
More than 650 000 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 turn 100 years old, come and celebrate with us!
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 greenhouses with a visitor center will be build and be ready 2027.
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 W Sweden with about 630,000 visitors per year.
Gothenburg Botanical Garden is part of Region Västra Götaland.