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A Garden Paradise

It says much about a nation that has had a national botanical garden for more than five centuries. For anyone whose travel plans take them to Copenhagen, the 25-acre Botanical Garden is a destination that should be on the must-see list. Newly renovated, the grounds not only include one of the largest collections of living plants in Europe, but an active program that includes singers, poetry readings and other performers, as well as lectures and sales of exotic plants and food. The greenhouses, some of which date back to the 1870s, also dot the grounds, although their schedule varies - check in advance if there is a particular one that you'd like to visit. Schedule in time to visit one of the two cafes and be sure to visit their gift shop, which offers plants, flowers, seeds, postcards, posters, gardening tools and literature.

Utrip Tips

*Even though the garden is open, some of the greenhouses may not be. Check here for opening times for each greenhouse.

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