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Botanisk Have (Botanical Garden) in Copenhagen

A great place to hide from the cold in winter and to observe unique plants in summer

Best time: April–July | late November–February

Botanisk Have (Botanical Garden)
Botanisk Have (Botanical Garden)
Botanisk Have (Botanical Garden)
Botanisk Have (Botanical Garden)
Botanisk Have (Botanical Garden)

In the heart of Copenhagen, you'll find a magical place—the Botanical Garden. Of course, it can be visited at any time of the year, but there are two seasons when it's especially charming. One of them is summer when the plants outside the greenhouses are fully abound and blooming. The garden has the largest collection of living plants in Denmark, some native, some brought from abroad but all of them were collected in the wild.

The garden has an impressive system of glasshouses with different climatic conditions inside. This is the interesting part in winter. The glasshouses are not just beautifully looking from the outside, they let you escape to a warm place when it's freezing outside. And observe lush greenery inside.

One more cute thing about the Botanisk Have is that in its little gift shop you can buy some honey made by the garden's bees.

Admission to the garden is free but note that the glasshouses are usually open only for a couple of hours around noon.

Practical info

What are the opening hours for the glasshouses in Botanisk Have?

The glasshouses are open during noon, and visitors must check the Botanisk Have's official website for exact opening hours to plan the visit. Show more

Is there an admission fee to visit Botanisk Have?

Entry to Botanisk Have, also known as the Botanical Garden, does not require any fees, though admission fees may apply during special events or exhibitions. For more information, visitors can refer to the garden's website. Show more

What is the best time of year to visit Botanisk Have?

The most favorable time to explore Botanisk Have are April until July, as plants on the greenhouse's exterior are in full bloom. Winter months from late November to February are also a great time to take advantage and visit to escape from the cold and explore the greenhouses. The Botanical Garden is open to visitors throughout the year. Show more

Are there any unique plants to see in the garden?

Botanisk Have has a diverse collection of live plants around the world. The garden also has several exclusive plants like the Native Danish oak tree (Quercus robur), Scandinavian beech tree (Fagus sylvatica), and the ghost orchid (Epipogium aphyllum). Additionally, visitors can also explore exotic plants like cacti, ferns, and other varieties inside the greenhouse. Show more

Can visitors buy honey made by the garden's bees any time of the year?

Visitors can purchase honey made from garden bees at Botanical Garden's gift shop throughout the year, but this depends on whether the bees are active. The bees are most productive during summertime when the plants are in full bloom. It's important for visitors to verify honey availability with the garden staff. Show more

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Authors: Olha Savych