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Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden, located in the heart of Copenhagen, contains the largest collection of living plants and the only genebank for wild plants. The garden covers an area of 10 hectares and is particularly noted for its extensive complex of historical glasshouses dating from 1874.

The garden contains more than 13,000 species and is arranged in different sections including: Danish plants (600 species), perennial plants (1,100 species), annual plants (1,100 species), rock gardens with plants from mountaineous areas in Central and Southern Europe and Conifer Hill which is planted with coniferous trees. One of the newest inclusions is a rhododendron gardenThe purpose of the Botanical Garden is to maintain and develop scientific collections of living and preserved plants and fungi and make them available for research, teaching and public information. The garden is affiliated to the largest danish herbaria collections with plants and fungi from all over the world.

Old glasshouse

The garden has 27 glasshouses. The most notable is the old Palm House from 1874 that is 16 metres tall and has narrow, cast-iron spiral stairs leading to a passageway at the top.The garden also has a special air-conditioned greenhouse that can re-create environments suitable for Arctic plants.

Botanical Garden also has a café, where you can order a sandwich and have something to drink.

Free entrance



Hovedindgang/Main entrance:
Gothersgade 128
1353 København K

Anden indgang/other entrance:
Øster Farimagsgade 2B
1353 København K

Opening hours

The Garden

Summer: May 1st - September 30th
Daily: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Winther: October 1st - April 30th
Daily: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Palm House

May 1st - September 30th
Daily: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

October 1st - April 30th
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday: Closed


The nearest train station to the Botanical Garden is Nørreport Station.

Trains: S-trains, regional trains and the Metro.

Busses: 5A, 6A, 14, 40, 42 and 43.