The University Gardens

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Phlox in the alpine garden

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.

Åpning Roseplattform

The Arboretum celebrates 50 years

An anniversary book, newly planted Ginkgo, rose platform, and events in glorious weather. The Arboretum can look back on great celebrations of the 50th anniversary.

Ny utsiktsplattform på Rosariet

A new viewing platform is coming to the Rosarium!

The beautiful new platform will be ready in time for our 50th anniversary, Arboretum day, 29th of August.

Maintenance work at the gardens

The labyrinth is temporarily closed

The labyrinth at the Botanical Garden will be closed to the public while we replace plants and soil

Calendar of events
bilde av forsiden på aktivitetskalenderen

Programme 2021

You are welcome to join us for exciting and informative events at the Arboretum, Botanical Garden, and Museum Garden.

Cafe opening times

Blondehuset (Arboretum): Sundays and public holidays 12:00-16:00; Saturdays 11:00-16:00 (only May/June). 

Icookkitchen (Botanic Garden): open every good weather day, 11:00-18:00.