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The Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is a part of the Natural History Museum at the University of Copenhagen.

The Garden holds the largest collections of living plants in Denmark. The Herbarium houses the largest collection of preserved plants in Denmark. In addition it has a spirit collection, a wood collection, an economic botany collection and a seed bank.

Visit the garden 

The Botanical Garden attracts both visitors interested in botany and gardening as well as visitors, who are looking for an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Year round it is home to a variety of exhibitions and activities, for example the Palm House, the Butterfly House and guided tours.

No pets

The Botanical Garden is filled with beautiful and rare - but also delicate - plants. We have to look out for their best interest, which means that dogs and other pets are not allowed in the garden. Guide dogs may be brought along in the garden and the exhibitions.






Please assist us in guarding our unique plants and trees by following the regulations for garden visits.

  • Do not enter the flower beds or climb the trees
  • Flowers, seeds, and other plants in the garden are not allowed to be collected
  • Dogs and other pets are not allowed in the garden
  • Bicycles and scooters are not allowed in the garden
  • It is allowed to sit on the lawns in selected areas (Please see the map)
  • Camp fires, fuel stoves, and barbecues are not permitted
  • Games, athletic exercises etc. are not permitted
  • Regulations from the staff must be followed











The purpose of the Botanical Garden

Picture from the botanical garden

The purpose of the Botanical Garden is to add to our knowledge and understanding of the diversity of the vegetable and fungi kingdom, and through that advance the knowledge of plants and fungi and their conservation. Another purpose of the garden is to strengthen the interest in national and global nature values.




Natural History Museum of Denmark
Botanical Garden
Gothersgade 128
1123 Copenhagen K
Tlf: 22 83 65 97

Opening Hours and Entrance Fee

See map of the Botanical Garden.

The Palm House

The Palm House in the Botanica Garden

The Butterfly House

The Butterfly House in the Botanical Garden

The entrance from Øster Farimagsgade is closed

The entrance to the Botanical Garden from Øster Farimagsgade is closed due to the construction of the new natural history museum. Please use the entrance from Gothersgade 128, close to Nørreport Station.