københavn’s botanisk have

May 25, 2008

liz and andrea and i visited copenhagen’s botanical gardens (botanisk have) the other day, which were really impressive and beautiful! here’s the blurb from the garden website:

Botanical Garden & Museum is situated in the heart of Copenhagen. The garden is a living museum and room for the largest collection of living plants in Denmark. The main purpose is to maintain a taxonomically, geographically and esthetical diverse collection of plants to be used in research and teaching and for public information. The museum holds one of the largest herbaria of plants and fungi from all over the world.

we really enjoyed it – this time of year there are lots of vibrant colors, and the park itself is like a flowery oasis right in the heart of the city. i think my mom (who is an avid gardener) would really have enjoyed this. my favorite parts were the palm house and the plant exhibitions that were arranged throughout the gardens (with titles like: “exotic spices”, “poisonous plants in nature”, “plants from the bible”, “tropical fruits”, “botany in the golden age”, and so on).

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