In the Botanical Gardens, there are over 13,000 types of plants, many of which are native to Denmark. There are also some extremely exotic plants that have been collected from all over the world. The garden was built on the site of the ancient town defenses in 1872. The moat that previously surrounded the defensive walls has been transformed into a lake with water and marsh vegetation, while the bulwarks have been transformed into rockeries.
There is plenty to enjoy in the gardens. There are historic trees, permanent and annual flora, and 27 greenhouses, one of which has more than 1,000 different kinds of cacti. A butterfly house is open in the summer, and you can see coffee and pineapples blooming elsewhere. Don’t forget to do the hot palm house rooftop stroll. Beautiful views of the garden may be seen from the café outside the palm house.