Tromsø Botanical Garden

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Breivika, Tromso, Norway

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A colourful world of Arctic plants Oct 02, 2013
Tromsø Botanical Garden is the World's northernmost botanical garden. It has plants from the Artic and from mountain regions in all continents. The garden is devided into 20 different sections according to types of plants and regions they come from. The garden is beautifully set in a slop just above the ocean, with a small pond and a little creek. There are small trails through the different section, so you can see all the plants close up. They are also labeled in Norwegian and Latin.

At first glance it looked very grey, but then when I entered the garden, another world opened. Most of the arctic plants are very short, so you need to get close up to see them. This is the time of year when they are in bloom. These little plants are so colourful. It was amazing. I had not expected such a variety of, not only colours, but strong colours. My photos really don't do justice to their beauty. It is particularly difficult to get the real strong blue and purple colours. They just don't translate to photos.

Even if you're not very interested in plants and flowers, it's a nice stroll through the garden. You can sit down on one of the many benches and take in the scenery.

The Geology Walk is subject to renewal and the mineral collection have been temporary removed. A new design is being planned in corporation with Tromsø Museum, the Department of Geology and Northern Norwegian Science Centre.

Entrance to the garden is free and it is open 24/7. There is a nice little cafe in the garde as well, which is open in the summer from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. The outdoor seating is lovely between big pots of plants.

I can highly recommend Tromsø Botanical Garden. You will not find stunning orchids, tropical plants and palm trees, but a wonderful world of colourful arctic plans.
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