The Botanic Garden in Tromso, officially called Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden, is part of the Tromso University Museum and located near campus. I haven't visited it yet but it's one of the most popular sights in the city and after researching it, I definitely got why that is. For once, the scenery is just gorgeous! The view on the ocean and the mountains is probably unique for a botanic garden although I have to admit, I've never been to one. And to be frank, I really hate flowers or rather since watching "Little Shop of Horrors" I find them quite disturbing.....
Apart from the gorgeous view, that I can have at any other point on Tromso island for that matter, the fact that there's no admission fee makes me want to visit the gardens even more. Especially in May or October as this seems to be the time when the gardens are the most beautiful with frosted flowers and ice everywhere.
The garden first opened in 1994 and can be visited every year between May and October. It is in walking distance to the cruise ship terminal in Breivika and shows Arctic as well as alpine plants. And of course, it is the world's northernmost one of its kind.
As I said, I'm not really into plants or flowers and am also not the girlfriend who wants her boyfriend to give her flowers (at all). Nonetheless the pictures I found of the gardens and the flowers covered in ice, definitely convinced me and I'm pretty sure I'll head over there as long as I live in Breivika (which I hopefully won't for too long but that's a topic I'll come back to next week).
Would you like to visit the Botanic Garden of Tromso? And is anyone else traumatized by "Little Shop of Horrors"?
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