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Come to the University Gardens during the holidays! This summer we will have tours on various topics and in each of the gardens, led by members of our staff.
The University Gardens have received official accreditation from Botanic Gardens Conservation International as conforming to the highest international standards.
The latest issue of our Norwegian-language in-house journal Årringen is now available.
The cafe will be open again on Sundays (and some Saturdays) from 14th June to the end of September.
The main evolutionary lineages of cinquefoils are investigated in this recently published open access article from the Rosaceae Evolution research group at the University of Bergen.
The gardens remain open, but in the interests of public safety many of our events are no longer taking place.
That trees like spruce and hemlock are uprooted in the Arboretum is not that important, but it is much worse when the storm takes a big bite out of the valuable collection of robles (Nothofagus). The valley of robles is now a shadow of its former self.
The season in the Alpine Garden is long and varied, from the first spring bulbs in late winter to the last flowering in late autumn. But especially now, in the early part of the summer, there is always something worth seeing, particularly when the new perennials have been planted out and the collections are complete.
Welcome to an exhibition in Blondehuset about the botany of Christmas. Here, the plants – the botany are the centre of attention.
It may be challenging to get an idea of the lie of the land along walking paths and trails far into the woods of the Arboretum. But from now on it will be a lot easier – new signs will make it more attractive for visitors to go for a woodland walk and find their way back again.
This year, the collection of species rhododendrons is in a very different state compared to previous years. The plants are in their protective winter coats, still holding back the seasonal development as long as the night frost is refusing to let go of its grip – and it’s all good.
Every winter some of the trees are cut down to make room for new plantings both in the Arboretum and in the Botanical Garden. This wood is for sale and can be collected at the Arboretum.
At Easter, the opening of the café kicks off the summer season at the Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
Lanterns are important elements of Japanese gardens and their use originate from an old tradition that came to Japan from China and Korea. This last week, we have organised walking events to take a closer look at each of them.
It is almost unbelievable that the Christmas rose can grow and flower in the middle of the dark period of the year with just a few plus degree temperatures.
Ravaging winds have left traces behind at Milde over the last few days. Spruces have been knocked down and events have had to be cancelled.
The mistletoe is an exciting evergreen parasitic scrub associated with a lot of mysticism, traditions, and medicinal uses. Well hidden by the foliage of their host plants, four young mistletoe scrubs have been left alone for at least 6 years until they were discovered after the leaf fall this autumn.

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