Botanisk Have - Palms' house
Reportage by Fabio Semeraro
Text by University of Copenhagen
The Botanical Garden is part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark, at the University of Copenhagen. The garden holds the largest Danish collection of living plants and also has at its disposal three gene banks. The garden is affiliated to the largest Danish herbaria collections with plants and fungi, and is furthermore connected to the central library for botanical literature in Denmark, Botanisk Centralbibliotek.
The purpose of the Botanical Garden is to add to our knowledge and understanding of the diversity of the vegetable and fungi kingdom, and through that advance the knowledge of plants and fungi and their conservation. Another purpose of the garden is to strengthen the interest in national and global nature values.
From 2009 to 2012 the Botanical Garden in Copenhagen has been transformed, and now it appears more beautiful and attractive than ever before. Thanks to a donation of 17 million DKK from A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller’s Foundation for General Purposes, The Natural History Museum has been able to renovate and renew the old garden. The newly renovated garden was officially inaugurated the 4th of September 2012.