List of Botanical Gardens in Europe

List of Botanical Gardens in Europe

Given that we regularly enjoy visits to publicly accessible botanical gardens in Europe, such as the magnificent Jardín de Mossèn Costa i Llobera in Spain and the venerable Kew Gardens in Britain, we thought we should start compiling a list of such worthwhile collections within Europe, for reference should you ever be nearby. We’ve included the Canary Islands as a Spanish territory, so sincere apologies if that offends your geographic sensibilities…

We hope to expand this list of botanical gardens in Europe greatly over time, as well as to write more detailed guides to each park as we visit them, but – as always – suggestions via our contact page are very much welcomed!


Austria

  • ARGE Österreichischer Botanischer Gärten / Austrian Botanic Garden (Vienna, Austria)
  • Schönbrunn Palace Gardens (Vienna, Austria)

Belgium

  • Jardin botanique de Bruxelles / Botanical Garden of Brussels (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Jardin botanique de Meise / Meise Botanic Garden (Meise, Belgium)
  • Plantentuin (Antwerp, Belgium)

Denmark

  • Botanisk have / The University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden (Copenhagen, Denmark)

France

  • Jardin Alpin du Lautaret / Lautaret Alpine Botanical Garden (Lautaret, France)
  • Jardin des Plantes / Royal Garden of Medicinal Plants (Montpellier, France)
  • Les Jardins de Monet à Giverny / Claude Monet’s Gardens (Giverny, France)

Germany

  • Botanischer Garten Berlin / Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden (Berlin, Germany)
  • Botanischer Garten Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Palmengarten (Frankfurt, Germany)

​Ireland

  • Inacullin (Garnish Island, Ireland)
  • Irish National Botanic Gardens Kilmacurragh (Kilmacurragh, Ireland)
  • Irish National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin (Glasnevin, Ireland)
  • Trinity College Botanic Garden (Dublin, Ireland)

Italy

  • The Garden of Simples, Università di Bologna (Bologna, Italy)
  • Giardini Botanici Hanbury / Hanbury Botanic Gardens (Imperia, Italy)​
  • The Horticultural Garden of Florence (Florence, Italy)
  • I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff (Merano, Italy)
  • Orto Botanico di Padova / Botanical Garden of Padua (Padua, Italy)

Monaco

  • Exotic Garden of Monaco (Monaco)

The Netherlands

  • Hortus Botanicus (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Hortus Botanicus (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Norway

  • The Arboretum and Botanical Garden (Bergen, Norway)
  • The Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden (Tromsø, Norway)
  • Agder Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden (Kristiansand, Norway)
  • Blondehuset Historical Garden (Milde, Norway)
  • ​Botanisk hage / University Botanical Garden (Oslo, Norway)
  • ​NTNU Ringve Botanical Garden (Trondheim, Norway)
  • ​The Stavanger Botanic Garden and Rogaland Arboretum (Stavanger, Norway)

Portugal

  • Jardim Botânico, Lisbon / Botanical Garden of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)

Russia

  • ​V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute / The St. Petersburg Botanical Garden (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Spain

  • Botanical Garden Ecoherbes Park (L’Ampolla, Spain)
  • Historical Botanical Garden of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Jardí Botànic de Barcelona / The Botanical Garden of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Jardí Botànic de la Universitat de València / Botanical Garden of the University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)
  • Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo (Gran Canaria, Spain)
  • Jardín Botánico de San Fernando (Cádiz, Spain)
  • Jardín de Cactus / The Cactus Garden (Lanzarote, Spain)
  • Jardín de Mossèn Costa i Llobera (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Palmetum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife, Spain)
  • Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
  • Santa Katalina Lorategi Botanikoa / The Botanical Garden of Santa Catalina (Iruña de Oca, Spain)

Sweden

  • Botaniska trädgården / University of Uppsala Botanical Garden (Uppsala, Sweden)
  • The Linnean Garden / Linnaeus’ Garden (Uppsala, Sweden)

Switzerland

  • Hortus Botanicus Helveticus (Zurich, Switzerland)

UK

  • Abbey Gardens (Tresco, UK)
  • Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (Abbostsbury, UK)
  • Aberystwyth University Botanic Garden (Penglais, UK)
  • The Alnwick Garden Poison Garden (Alnwick, UK)
  • The Barbican Conservatory (London, UK)
  • Batsford Arboretum (Batsford, UK)
  • Bedgebury National Pinetum (Bedgebury, UK)
  • Belfast Botanic Gardens (Belfast, UK)
  • Benmore Botanic Garden (Argyll, UK)
  • Bicton Gardens (Bicton, UK)
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens (Birmingham, UK)
  • Bodenham Arboretum (Bodenham, UK)
  • Borde Hill Garden (Haywards Heath, UK)
  • Bristol University Botanic Gardens (Bristol, UK)
  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden (Cambridge, UK)
  • Chelsea Physic Garden (London, UK)
  • Clyne Gardens (Swansea, UK)
  • Cowbridge Physic Garden (Cowbridge, UK)
  • Crarae Gardens (Inveraray, UK)
  • Cruickshank Botanic Garden (Aberdeen, UK)
  • Dawyck Botanic Garden (Dawyck, UK)
  • Derby Arboretum (Derby, UK)
  • Dundee Botanic Garden (Dundee, UK)
  • The Eden Project (Cornwall, UK)
  • Exbury Gardens (Exbury, UK)
  • Firs Botanical Grounds (Fallowfield, UK)
  • Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden (Didsbury, UK)
  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens (Glasgow, UK)
  • Harcourt Arboretum (Nuneham Courtenay, UK)
  • Harris Garden (Reading, UK)
  • Inverness Botanic Gardens (Inverness, UK)
  • Jodrell Bank Arboretum (Cheshire, UK)
  • Logan Botanic Garden (Port Logan, UK)
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (Cornwall)
  • Medicinal Plant Garden (London, UK)
  • Moorbank Botanic Gardens (Newcastle, UK)
  • Museum Gardens (York, UK)
  • National Botanic Garden of Wales (Carmarthenshire, UK)
  • Ness Botanic Gardens (Ness, UK)
  • Paignton Botanical Gardens (Paignton, UK)
  • Physic Garden (Hitchin, UK)
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Edinburgh, UK)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew, UK)
  • Royal Horticultural Society Gardens (Wisley, UK)
  • Sheffield Botanical Gardens (Sheffield, UK)
  • Singleton Botanical Gardens (Swansea, UK)
  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens (Romsey, UK)
  • Southport Botanic Gardens (Southport, UK)
  • St Andrews Botanic Garden (Fife, UK)
  • Thenford House Arboretum (Thenford, UK)
  • Thorp Perrow Arboretum (Bedale, UK)
  • Tortworth Court Arboretum (Tortworth, UK)
  • Treborth Botanic Garden (Bangor, UK)
  • University of Durham Botanic Garden (County Durham, UK)
  • University of Leicester Botanic Garden (Oadby, UK)
  • University of Oxford Botanic Garden (Oxford, UK)
  • Ventnor Botanic Garden (Ventnor, UK)
  • Wavertree Botanic Park and Gardens (Liverpool, UK)
  • Westonbirt Arboretum (Tetbury, UK)
  • Winkworth Arboretum (Winkworth, UK)
  • Winterbourne Botanic Garden (Birmingham, UK)
  • The Yorkshire Arboretum (Malton, UK)