The University Gardens
Visitor Information

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.

Visiting the species collection in the Arboretum
Torsten Eriksson, UiB

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Here is how to get to the Arboretum and the Botanical garden at Milde. For directions to the Museum Garden in central Bergen, see here.

    Public transport

    Use Travel planner or call 177

    From the centre of Bergen, take the Bybanen (light railway) to Birkelandskiftet and change to the number 53 bus, which leaves more or less frequently depending on the time of day and season.

    The final stop, "Milde snuplass (Bergen)", is right next to the Botanic Garden; the last but one stop, "Fana Folkehøgskule", is the closest to the Arboretum.


    There are 3 car parks, see map:

    • Dalsmyra (see link to Google Maps)
    • Mildevågen
    • At Vågeelva in the Botanical Garden

    Use Mildevågen or Vågeelva when visiting the Botanical Garden (south west), and Dalsmyra or Mildevågen when visiting the Arboretum.

    Driving in the gardens

    Driving is as a rule not permitted in the gardens. For groups with special needs, old and disabled persons, passenger cars and mini buses may drive to Blondehuset. This must be booked in advance by telephoning: 55 58 72 50. Buses may drive up the hill to the crossing at Fana Folk High School (by appointment with the school) to allow passengers to get off the bus.