The University Gardens

The Arboretum and Botanical Garden

  • 5000 plant taxa from all over the World
  • Norway's largest collection of Roses
  • The largest Rhododendron collection in Scandinavia
  • Heather Garden, Japanese Garden and Alpine Garden
  • Displays of historical garden plants and traditions
  • Accessible for disabled persons

The Arboretum and Botanical Garden are situated in idyllic surroundings at Milde next to the Fanafjord, south of Bergen.

The collection facilitates research, education, testing of plants for their suitability in Norwegian conditions, and to generate interest in the natural sciences, in botany and in horticulture. The area is also perfect for recreation and open air activities.

The Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Milde are open all year round.

You will find us about 23 km south of the city of Bergen. Bus route 525 runs from Bergen Storsenter (the bus station) to Milde. There are car parks at Dalsmyra, Mildevågen and in the Botanical Garden at Vågelva (see map). Disabled persons can park at Grønevika.

On arrival you are free to wander along well-prepared roads and paths, many of which are suitable for wheelchair users. The bathing areas at Grønevika (with toilets) and Sandholna are managed by "Bergen & Omland Friluftsråd".

Coffee, waffles and ice cream are sold at Blondehuset every Sunday from Easter to the end of September.
In May and June the café is also open on Saturdays.

Guided tours
Groups can book guided tours. The price is currently NOK 30,- per person (minimum charge NOK 200).