The Museum Garden surrounds the Natural History Museum in Nygårdshøyden / the University area. Established as a botanical garden for research and education in 1897–99, over the years the garden gathered and cultivated a wide range of species. Today there are some 3,000 species in the garden, thriving in the wet and relatively mild climate of Bergen.
The new botanical garden is situated in Milde 23 km south of the town centre. It contains 5,000 plant taxa from all over the World, Norway’s largest collection of Roses, The largest Rhododendron collection in Scandinavia, Heather Garden, Japanese Garden and Alpine Garden, displays of historical garden plants and traditions. The Arboretum is Accessible for disabled persons.
To Be, To Bergen: Some Shakespearian advice to the short stop tourist, on how to create a great day in Bergen!
Bergeners easily interpret Hamlet's famous words "To Be, or Not to Be", according to our local experience: "To BeIN BERGEN, or Not to Be". So, if you are not here already, come! Bergen is a pleasant place to be! We provide cruise tourists and others with some free advice, on things to do in Bergen in one day or a week. Browse our suggested free and budget tourist attractions: Bergen walking tours, Bergen sights, Bergen attractions, activities in Bergen, hiking in Bergen, finding your way in Bergen. In short: Here is how to create a great day on low budget in Bergen—on your own. Good luck!