The University Gardens

Apple blossom

The University Gardens are Bergen's three botanical gardens.

The Museum Garden is the tranquil extension to the University Museum's iconic Natural History building in the city centre, and the Arboretum and Botanical Garden occupy an area of stunning natural beauty 23 km south of Bergen centre at Milde.

The gardens staff includes horticulturalists and academics at the University of Bergen (UiB). We curate and develop the collections in support of active research projects at the University Museum, within, and outside UiB. We also maintain landcapes and plants for their own beauty, contribute to conservation efforts by special efforts with endangered species, and cultivate material for use in events, outreach, and teaching. 

Take a break to wander through the green haven of the Museum garden in the middle of the city and attend a lunchtime tour. Or come to Milde and experience nature, lose yourself in the maze at the Botanical Garden, swim at Grønevika, and have an ice cream at our cafe at Blondehuset on Sundays in the summer. Follow us on social media and watch out for our regular special events at all three gardens.

We are open to the visiting public all year round and without entrance fees.

Rosa 'Leander'

Virtual Rose Day 2020

The University Gardens' annual "Rosens dag" had to be called off this year. In its place we are presenting a series of short videos on aspects of the rose collections.


Summer tours in the University Gardens

Come to the University Gardens during the holidays! This summer we will have tours on various topics and in each of the gardens, led by members of our staff.


International recognition for the University Gardens

The University Gardens have received official accreditation from Botanic Gardens Conservation International as conforming to the highest international standards.


The cafe at Blondehuset reopens!

The cafe will be open again on Sundays (and some Saturdays) from 14th June to the end of September.

Visitor Information
Visiting the species collection in the Arboretum

Getting to the Arboretum and Botanical garden

Both the Arboretum and the Botanical garden are open 24 hours a day, all year round. Admission is free.