Visit in Botanical Garden in Copenhagen – a paradise of peace, beauty and biodiversity

 

Besøg i Botanisk Have i København – et paradis af fred, skønhed og biodiversitet.

The garden has been renovated from 2009-12 by a donation from A.P.Moeller Foundation.

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen

Palm House – Palmehuset, renewed:

Palm House, Botanical Garden, Copenhagen. Palmehuset i Botanisk Have i København. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012. Click on the photos and use your zoom control and you vill see them in full screen size.

 

Botanical Garden in Copenhagen was founded 1872-74 on ramparts, moats and bastions of the ancient fortifications (1640-64), which surrounded the entire Copenhagen with Kastellet as the main fortress and 24 bastions. The garden was created by H. A. Flindts in english romantic style with springs, fountains, lakes, grottos, bridges and hillocks.

 

Map of Botanical Garden in Copenhagen (Click on the red letters).

 

Botanical Garden has more than 9000 different species and 20.000 registered plants. The climate in Denmark is excellent for outdoor cultivation of plants from all different countries of the world.

There are more than 20 greenhouses with the Palm House as the largest.

Botanical Garden is a part of Copenhagen University and is a communication-, education- and research garden.

By a donation of A.P. Moeller Foundation Botanical Garden has been renovated with solid new garden paths (excellent for invalid chairs), a 10.000 m2 extension of its area which include the old Observatory on one of the old bastions, new recreational areas and new automatic watering installations for night watering to reduce water consumption and restoration of all the different gardens.  All more than 20 green houses have been renewed. 

 

Click on the images and use your zoom control and you will see them in a full screen size.

 

My impressions from two early morning walk 10. september and 8. october at  about 9 a.m and afternoon 10. october 2012:

I will show you some of the gardens (sections) you can see at the map “Botanical Garden” above:

 

The Danish Garden – the danish flora in miniature, no. 10 on the map  (Dansk Kvarter – Danmarks planterige i mini-format),

Annuals Garden, no. 11 on the map (Etårigt Kvarter),

Observatory Hill, no. 12 on the map (Observatoriehøjen),

Rock Garden – alpine plants, no. 3 on the map ( Stenhøjene – alpine planter),

Perennials Garden, no. 1 on the map (Staudekvarteret).

 

Danish Garden – the danish flora in miniature:

Dansk Kvarter – Danmarks Planterige i mini-format

 

The boggy Ground Area – Mosehaven:

 

Mosehaven – The boggy ground area.At right in the background Geological Museum Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012

Mosehaven – Boggy ground area. In the background at left former Technical University of Denmark (Builded 1890). Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012.

 

Danish Garden – the danish flora in miniature:

 

The danish Garden – Dansk Kvarter. In the background The National Museum of Denmark (Build 1896) Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012

Danish Garden – Dansk Kvarter with a view to Palm House and the old Commune Hospital build 1859-63 and today a part of Copenhagen University ( Social- and Health sciences).  Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012

 

Annual Garden – et års planter:

 

View to Annual Garden – et-årige planter. In the distance The National Museum of Denmark – Statens Museum for Kunst. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012.

 

Sculpture “Discus Thrower “near Observatory Hill:

“Diskoskasteren” af Myron opstillet ved Observatoriehøjen i Botanisk have i København

 

Garden paths with sculpture “Discus-thrower”, copy by Myron, sculptor in Athen, Greece 480-440 B.C. at left. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012

 

Myron, sculptor in Athen 480-440 B.C. was the first sculptur in ancient Greece, who introduced MOVEMENT in his sculptures of human body:

Click on the photos and use your zoom control and you can see them in full screen size.

Myron, billedhugger i Athen, Grækenland 480-440 f. Kr. er den første billedhugger i Den græske Antik, som introducerer BEVÆGELSE i udformningen af sine skulpturer. Her har jeg sat Myron skulptur Diskoskasteren i BEVÆGELSE i fotoserie:

 

Myron, The Discus Thrower, Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10 october 2012

Myron, The Discus Thrower. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. october 2012

Myron, The Discus Thrower. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. october 2012

Myron, The Discus Thrower. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 1o. october 2012

Myron, The Discus Thrower. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. october 2012

Observatory Hill:

Observatoriehøjen

Bridge which leads to Observatory Hill on the top of bastion from Fortress of Copenhagen (1640-64). The Observatory was build on Rosenborg Bastion 1859-61. In front of the entrance is statue of the famous danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601). The statue “Discus-thrower” in the middle of the photo. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012

The Discus-thrower – Diskoskasteren with Observatory Hill in the background. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012

 

View from bridge:

 

Lake in Botanical Garden. The lake was part of moats in the fortifications of Copenhagen (1640-64). View from the bridge. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012

 

Lake in Botanical Garden:

 

Lake in Botanical Garden. In the background The Palm House. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. october 2012

 

Rock Garden – with springs and alpine plants:

Stenhøjene med alpine planter

 

Rock Garden – Stenhøjene, alpine plants. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen den 8. oktober 2012

Path up to Rock Garden – Stenhøjene with all kinds of alpine plants from all over the world. At right springs with water running down from the top of The Stone Hillock. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012

The Rock Garden – Stenhøjene with springs. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012

On top of The Rock Garden – Stenhøjene with springs. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012.

View from top of The Rock Garden – Stenhøjen. In front a green sign with poetry of a danish poet. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012.

 

Rock Garden – Alpine plants 

Stenhøjene med alpine planter:

 

View from top of The Rock Garden – Stenhøjen. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, July 2012

Alpin plants on top of The Rock Garden – Stenhøjen. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, july 2012

Alpin plants on top of The Rock Garden – Stenhøjen. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, july 2012.

Alpin plants on top of The Rock Garden – Stenhøjen. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, july 2012

 

Perennials Garden – Staudekvarteret:

 

In front Perennials Garden, Staudekvarteret and in the background Bromble Garden, Brombærhaven and Laboratory Building (1888-90) for study of plant anatomy and plant physiology. The famous danish botanist Eugenius Warming introduced by his scientific work in 1895 a new botanic science: Botanic Ecology. Foto: Erik K Abrahamsen, 8 october 2012

 

The Palm House – Palmehuset:

 

The Palm House – Palmehuset. Builded and drawed by Brewer I. P Jacobsen and Tyge Rothe in 1872-74. View from Rock Garden: The Rock Garden- Stenhøjene. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. september 2012

 

Opening hours:

 

Palm House: Daily 10 a.m. – 3 a.m., Closed on mondays in the winter,

Cacti and succulents green house: Wed, Sat, Sun 1-2 p.m.,

Orchids, pegonians and bromeliads green house: Wed, Sat, Sun 2-3 p.m.

Endangered species green house: Wed, Sat ,Sun 1-3 p.m.

 

Palm House – Palmehuset. At right entrance to Orchids, begonians and bromeliads – greenhouse. At left entrance to Endangered species – greenhouse.  Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 8. october 2012

 

Botanical Garden: 

 

Daily 1. april – 30. september: 8.30 a.m. – 18 p. m.,

1. october – 31 march: tuesday – sunday 8.30 a.m. – 16 p.m., closed on mondays

 

Palm House. On top steps are the 5 greenhouses (94 m long, 4000m2) with the 16 m high and 30 m diameter  Palm house in the middle. At left at the bottom of the steps is Cacti and succulents green house and et right Orchids, pegonians and bromeliads green house.  Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 8. october 2012

 

I hope you have enjoyed this little trip in Botanical Garden and are inspired to visit this pearl in the middle of the old city of Copenhagen.

 

Plan over Botanisk have i København:

 

Plan of Botanical Garden. Plan over Botanisk Have i København. Click on the photo and use your zoom control and you will see it in full screen size. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. october 2012

 

Map of Copenhagen City – the old part of the town:

Kort over København Indre By:

 

Map of Copenhagen City. Click on the map and use your zoom control and you see it in full screen size. Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen, 10. october 2012

 

The Botanical Garden of Copenhagen is since 2004 part of The Natural History Museum of Denmark, which include Zoological Museum and Geological Museum. 

 

Photo and text Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2012

All rights reserved

Copenhagen, 4. october 2012

Updated 10. october 2012

With love

Erik

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