The Botanical Garden was established in 1814 and encircle the Tøyen Manor. Today's Botanical Gardens is part of the Natural History Museum, which belongs to the University of Oslo (UiO). The collections comprise an estimated 45 000 plants of approximately 8500 different species and varieties. The beautiful Rock garden, with its waterfalls and 1450 species of alpine plants, is one of the many highlights. The plant collections used in education, communication and research.
The Botanical Garden is also an important recreational and park area for people in Oslo. The garden is in the summer season (March 15 - September 30) open 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, and 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays. During the winter season (October 1 - March 14) the garden is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
Photo: Per E. Aas / NHM / UiO