The Botanical Garden
Away from the hustle and bustle of other large parks in central Copenhagen, the Botanical Garden was designed for peace, tranquillity and contemplation. Its rich and diverse flora and many shady trees create a pleasant atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy the wonders of the plant kingdom.
Like several other parks, it straddles the old city ramparts. The impressive glass and cast-iron Palm House was built when the Botanical Garden first opened in 1874. Thanks to recent extensive renovations, the Garden is now even more friendly and welcoming to the general public.
It is divided into different areas, each with distinctive features and specific plant species, including a bramble garden, a rock garden with Alpine plants, a rhododendron area, a herbaceous border, an area dedicated to Danish plants and, along the lake, a long, beautiful arbour. The Garden has plenty of benches and lawns where visitors can relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. Winding, wheelchair-friendly paths link the many different areas.
A new feature has been added to the Garden in the form of Observatory Hill, now the highest point in the inner city, which offers wonderful views of Copenhagen’s numerous towers and spires. In front of Observatory Hill is an inviting lawn, perfect for picnics or a quick lesson for nursery or school children.
Photo: Scanpix/Christian Lindgren