Temperature’s a’ rising and we are longing for picnics and relaxing in the green. Are you too? To give you a hand, here’s three luminous parks in Oslo that’s perfect for both.
If you like to be surrounded by plants and flowers, there’s no place like the Botanical Garden in Oslo. Located in the area of Tøyen, it has approximately 1800 different plants. The Botanical Garden in Oslo was founded in 1814 with a purpose to display the variety of plants from Norway and the rest of the world. As in any botanical garden there are green houses and exhibitions, but if you just want to hang out in the gardens, there’s no entrance fee and it’s open between 07.00 – 21.00 from March til’ September. PS. Don’t miss the waterfalls in the rock garden, it’s breathtaking!
It’s the largest park in the city, covering 45 hectares and is open to the public at all times – with 1-2 million visitors each year. Frogner Park actually offers two parks in one; in Frogner Park you’ll find the famous Vigeland Park, the world’s largest sculpture par made by a single artist. This park is located in the borough of Frogner, and was landscaped as a baroque park in the 18th century and owned by a private person. In the 19th century, it was landscaped as a romantic park, and became public when it was bought by the municipality.
It’s one of the largest parks in Oslo and is a popular recreational area for the locals, say hi to St. Hanshaugen. It used to be a bare rock hill, but in the 1840s the name St. Hanshaugen was inaugurated, since it was a popular hill for midsummer celebrations. Now it’s one of the most popular parks, filled with bridges, ponds and beautiful nature. From the top of the hill you have an amazing view of Oslo. St. Hanshaugen is located in the area with the same name as the park, St. Hanshaugen.