The Botanical Garden in Lund (Botaniska trädgården) is part of the university. The garden is centrally located in Lund, the university town in southern Sweden. When I was there for the first time, it was snowing. The garden was covered in white and looked so lovely! A few months later I went back when the flowers were in full bloom. Also Café Botan was opened at this second visit (from the Easter holidays until September).
Botanical garden of the university of Lund
The Botanical Garden in Lund has a unique collection of more than 7,000 different plants, flowers and trees and is part of the University of Lund. The garden has been constructed in 1690 in another place (where now the main building of Lund’s University stands) and moved some 100 years later to its current location along Östra Vallgatan, in Tornalyckan district. By 1868 the main part of the plants were moved already.
In the vast (8 ha) garden you’ll find some university buildings, the Botanical Museum (Botaniska museet) and Gula villan. There are also a number of art works by Swedish artists. The garden still serves as a research area for the university of Lund.
In the middle of the botanical garden of Lund you will find a conservatory greenhouse with over 2,000 species of plants and trees from nine different climate zones. You will find plants from the desert and from the rainforest. The greenhouse dates back to 1865. They regularly hold plant-related exhibitions in the adjacent Orangerie. When I was there in the winter I liked feeling in the tropics while outside it was snowing. Definitely search for the palmtree of more than 100 years!
Good to know:
The garden opens every morning at 6am and stays open until 20h (winter) or 21:30 (summer months). Access, even to the greenhouse, is free. The greenhouse is open daily between 11am and 15h.
In the middle of the garden, next to the conservatory you will find Café Botan. This is a great place for fika or simply to give your legs some rest while wandering around. They are only open during the summer months. Café Botan is part of the well known Patisseriet.