NileGuide Expert Says:
Oslo's Botanical Gardens offers pleasant, fragrant strolls after visiting the natural history museums.
0565 Oslo, Norway
tel: +47 22 85 16 30
fax: +47 22 85 17 09
Apr-Sept Mon-Fri 7am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-8pm; Oct-Mar Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
NileGuide Expert tip:
Great-granny's garden contains old plants that are kept alive here, but no longer available for sale.
The Botanical Gardens opened in 1814 and have attracted locals since. The University of Oslo's natural history museums are located within the grounds. The Botanical Gardens comprise the Systematic garden, Rock garden, Aromatic garden, Alpine garden, Herb garden and Great-granny's garden, as well as green houses for tropical plants. The Botanical Gardens are open every day from 0700 - 1700 on weekdays and 1000 - 1700 weekends/public holidays. Opening hours are longer during summer. Admission is free.