Botanical Garden of the University of Oslo, Norway

  • Axel Dalberg Poulsen Natural History Museum, University of Oslo

Abstract

The Botanical Garden in Oslo was established in 1814 and is the oldest part of the Natural History Museum, one of the two museums of the University of Oslo. To celebrate the bicentenary, the Museum decided to launch an ambitious programme of events covering the entire year and adding several new permanent assets. This paper provides a brief history of and current information about the Garden and describes the previously existing and new features, along with a map of the Garden. The bicentenary celebrations raised the profile of the Garden enormously in Norway, and it experienced a huge increase in visitor numbers as well as extensive media coverage. The increased popularity of the Garden and the expected future rise in population in the neighbouring suburbs simultaneously challenge the Garden to satisfy the need for green space as well as providing scientifically based information which reinforces the importance of plants.

Author Biography

Axel Dalberg Poulsen, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
Head of the Botanical Garden

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Published
2015-11-10
How to Cite
Poulsen, A. D. (2015). Botanical Garden of the University of Oslo, Norway. Sibbaldia: The International Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, (13), 15-32. https://doi.org/10.23823/Sibbaldia/2015.72
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Articles