The University Gardens

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Easter is just around the corner and it will soon be time to decorate both outside and inside.
It's like an adventure to be in the Arboretum in the spring, come and see!
Now in the Advent season, we have various exhibitions in all our gardens
Award is a tribute to the garden staff who have put their souls into planning, execution and care of the Museum Garden.
Helene Ødven (49) has been appointed as director of Det norske arboretet at Milde. For the past 13 years, she has been the general manager of Bergen and Hordaland Turlag.
The university gardens have taken a big step towards sustainable operation this year.
Critically Endangered ‘dinosaur trees’ arrive at University Gardens for international conservation effort
In glorious sunshine on Saturday 3 June, the zealots in the Friends of the Arboretum were honored with the cultural award for Ytrebygda.
The Museum Garden is 125 years old and the University Museum celebrated this on 11 June. Principal Margareth Hagen and museum director Kari Loe Hjelle planted a Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch) on the occasion of the anniversary.
After several cases of fires started from disposable grills at the Grønevika and Sandholna bathing areas, Bergen municipality has now imposed a ban on the use of single-use grills. A communal grill has been set up which is available to all.
Now this year's "stolpejakt" is well under way. We hope that the hunt will be for information and not just for posts.
The Arboretum and Bergen Botanical Garden have long wanted to have more guides to give tours of the collections at Milde.
Easter is just around the corner and it's time to decorate both outside and inside.
The yearbook came out at the beginning of December, including a major article on forests and the history behind the many non-native conifers found in the Arboretum.
In an arboretum, all trees are important, both the living and the dying. We have secured one of the oak trees above the Rosarium that is dying back.
Felling of large western hemlock trees is under way, and this means a big change in the forest scene in the Arboretum. We hope the public understands that this is an absolutely necessary measure.
On Thursday 27th October between 9 am and 3 pm there will be a helicopter moving timber over part of the Arboretum. Please keep out of the area during this period.
As a scientific garden, it is important that we collect seeds in nature. With wild-collected seed, we know for sure where the plant originated. We collect seeds both for our own use and for the national seed bank.