Thursday, June 6, 2019

A glimpse into the Botanical Gardens of Copenhagen

No traveling. All through 2020.  An entire year. And who knows how the next year will be, most likely no traveling for us either. So lately, to keep my spirits up I am looking at pictures of my favorite trips reliving the good times.

One of our travels started in Copenhagen, in June of 2019. (This post is back-dated!)

Hotel in Copenhagen
Our Hotel - stunning orchid display, waterfront area, room with a view

Of course the first stop was a visit to the Copenhagen Botanical Gardens. Sweeping lawns with flowering trees and everywhere people playing with their children, laying on blankets reading, or just soaking up the sun.

It was so very peaceful at this spot overlooking the water with the palm house in the distance, a lazy summer day with the sounds of crickets, ducks, birds, and in the distance, the happy laughter of children. 

The rock or stone garden with its meandering walk ways and inviting benches was my favorite area.

I do not know the name of this tree, but it sure is beautiful. And statues, there were so many statues!

There is that large cacti house, inside it is dry and hot, reminded me of Arizona

Inside is a huge collection of desert plants

Keep walking through the desert....

... and eventually you reach the butterfly house filled with vines, bromeliads and nectar rich flowers

It was fun hunting the dancing butterflies with my camera but I was not able to catch all of them, here are a few of the beauties

Old Ficus trees, a large bamboo stand, tree ferns, vines, and all kinds of tropical plants fill the Palm House, the largest structure in the gardens.

I wished the Lotus would have flowered but we only saw its flower buds.

A sign reads this house holds an unusually large and scientifically significant collection of cycads, with one of them being the tallest in Europe under glass and dating from 1824. 

This Beauty is Saxifraga Stolonifera (Strawberry Begonia). I am in Love! I so want one, please :-)

I also love this creeper, Piper Croatum, growing up the tree trunk. Left in the background of this picture is a white spiral staircase leading up to an observation platform to see the jungle from above. 

This was just a small glimpse into the Copenhagen Botanical Gardens. I am happy I had the chance to visit. 

Do you see the cute dragon?

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