A Morning Stroll through the Copenhagen Botanical Garden

A Morning Stroll through the Copenhagen Botanical Garden

I discovered the Copenhagen Botanical Garden prior to our trip when researching free things to do in Copenhagen. In expensive Copenhagen, we were on a quest to find all the free and affordable activities we could find.

So early one morning, before heading to Torvehallerne for breakfast, we decided to take a short stroll through the garden which was just a short walk from our hostel off of Gothersgade. It was a freezing cold spring morning, and barely anyone else was out yet which was nice because except for a few other visitors, we had the entire garden to ourselves.

The gardens, which are part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark which is a part of the University of Copenhagen, are home to the largest collection of living plants and the only genebank for wild plants. Because of the frigid weather, the plants and other vegetation appeared lacking, but then again, we didn’t venture into any of the garden’s 27 glasshouses. While the garden’s mission is to maintain and collect living and preserved plants and fungi for research, teaching, and public information purposes, we were simply there for a quick diversion.

Here are some pictures from our morning stroll…

We got a good chuckle from these statues
We got a good chuckle from these statues
The Palm House houses a palm from 1824 and several cycads, some of which are more than 100-years-old
Plan Your Visit
Entrance Addresses: Gothersgade 130, 1353 Copenhagen K; Øster Farimagsgade 2 B, 1353 Copenhagen K
Cost: Free
Visiting Hours: Click here 



When in Copenhagen, would you visit the University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden? Have you visited a botanical garden? Where?

  • We never made it to the botanical garden when we were in Copenhagen a few years ago. It looks lovely even without al the blooms. I can only imagine how beautiful it must be in Spring. Loved Copenhagen and we’d love to return one of these days and fir sure, we’ll make it to this garden. Those statues are hilarious!

    • Dana Carmel

      Hoping you make it there too, Mary! I’m sure you guys could add some photos with those statues to your hilarious collection of tacky tourist photos. 🙂

  • Lovely photos, one of my favourite cities! Love Copenhagen 🙂

    • Dana Carmel

      You and me both! 😉

  • Looks pretty but cold.I have never visited a botanical garden, now that I have thought about I wonder why….I just did a quick search mid comment and discovered that there is actually one in Nairobi. I’ll make sure I visit.

    • Dana Carmel

      Glad this post inspired you to find and visit a botanical garden – I’m sure we can be expecting gorgeous pictures from your visit soon. I’d love to revisit this garden in warmer weather when hopefully, more flowers would be in bloom.

  • I would totally visit it. It looks lovely!!! Those statues look cool too. There is nothing like taking advantage of free things, and l love checking out parks. Great pictures, and you look so cute in that picture 🙂

    • Dana Carmel

      Awww…thanks, Kemkem! Yes, I agree – free is the way to go whenever possible. Looking forward to reading all about your trip to Copenhagen on the blog!


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