The University Gardens


Opening times Both the Arboretum and the Botanical garden are open 24 hours a day, all year round. Admission is free. See our information folder

Public transport
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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.


3 car parks, see map:

  • Dalsmyra
  • 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 Arboretum

Driving is as a rule not permitted in the Arboretum. 

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 to allow passengers to get off the bus.



The Blondehuset cafe is open at weekends from Easter to the end of September.



The toilet in Blondehuset is open from 8 am to 9 pm.

The toilet facility in the Botanical Garden is open from 8 am to 8 pm (address: Litle Milde 6).

There is also an outdoor lavatory in the bathing area at Grønevika.


Visitor Information Folders

The main folder is available in several languages; all may be downloaded here.

Folders have been placed in post boxes at central locations in the Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Folders in German and French are available from the boxes at Dalsmyra and the southern entrance of the Botanical Garden.

A brochure for the Japanese Garden is available from a box close to the garden's entrance.