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Garden rules

Help us to look after the Botanical garden and protect our plants for years to come by following these simple rules

Help protect our plants so that people from all over the world can enjoy them - climbing, picking or pruning is not allowed. Neither two- or four-legged creatures are allowed in the flower beds. Please do not sit on the grass, but use our picnic lawn (no.21 on map) instead.

Please show consideration for slow-moving children and adults.


Driving in the Garden is prohibited, except for delivery vans and the handicapped (see info).


Please park your bicycle or walk with it while in the Garden. Jogging is allowed, but please mind other visitors and stick to the edges of the garden. Dogs are allowed on a short leash. Please pick up after your dog and keep it out of the flower beds.


The Willow garden is the Botanical garden's playground for children, where they can play freely. Remember that no climbing is allowed in the trees, tempting as it may be.


If you wish to buy something to eat or drink, please pay a visit to the café Handwerk Botaniske outside Tøyen hovedgård. The area outside of the café is reserved for café guests, and brought food is not allowed here.

If you have brought food with you there are several options: You may walk across the road from the café and sit at the benches by Driftsbygningen. You may also sit on one of the many benches in the garden, or underneath the roof of the Garden house (when it is not used for teaching). We also have a picnic lawn (see no. 21 on map) in the northern end of the garden. No barbecuing is allowed.


Filming and photography is allowed for private use. All professional photography, commercial or not, is only allowed by contract with NHM. Contact us if you have questions.