complex of heated houses. Due to
the cold Danish climate, there are several and very large
glasshouses. These are just some. This is around 2010.
In the Botanic
Garden of Copenhagen, 21642 living specimens are representing a total of
more than 8677 species from 285 families (2012). In comparison, the total flora of Europe
numbers some 11 thousand species, and the total world flora of higher
plants is estimated to be between 260 and 300 thousand species.
the slide-show with
20 photos from inside the glasshouses.
Photos from the
Some houses are not
opened to the public, but they contains huge, old collections which can
be seen from outside.
House 1 contains the most humid and
A small part
50 meter bed in the cacti & succulent house.
The rest is
from the large beautiful and well maintained garden.
A central rock
garden contains among others,
a wide representation of central
It is build on the old fortress of
Copenhagen, which gives some interesting layout.
The rock garden, containing
mainly European plants.
Almost every single plant
have a sign showing collection number,
origin, family and of cause Latin
name followed with common name if any.
A large section of
the garden contains Arctic plants.
I have to admit the garden is best enjoyed in summer.
Early morning, before opening, the temperature extends 20oC
and not a wind.
The mirror pond
lives up to its name.
On the other hand; it
is real idyllic with a dash of snow, an other early morning.
The old botanical museum still contains a amassing herbarium.