Geographical garden in Kolding is one of the city's green oases - here is plenty of space to enjoy nature for both children and adults. Discover a world of plants and explore the unique collection of flowers, trees, plants and herbs arranged by their country of origin. You can also go playing at the green area or the playground.
The Geographical Garden is a 14-hectare adventure park and botanical garden in Kolding. The Garden has more than 2000 different trees, shrubs, plants which are sorted into geographical areas.
Get inspiration from The Nature Garden, The Herb Garden, The Organic Kitchen Garden, and many other wonderful areas. The award winning Rose Garden is especially an amazing experience with scents from over 5000
modern roses. In the Rosarium you can explore both historical and wild roses. Exciting and wild nature adventures awaits in “Syvdalen”, with caves, streams and chirping birdsong. If you walk the 1,8 km long “Hjertesti” path, you will experience the rich bird life that gives this place a unique vibe. The garden is a diverse space with room for guests of all ages. The Geographical Garden is often used as a meeting point or as a green oasis. It is especially popular amongst children to visit the playgrounds, The Bamboo Groves, The Caves and The Animal Fold with goats, rabbits, chickens, mountain squirrels and ponies. ”Kolding Miniby” is a whole experience in itself, with a collection of 400 miniature houses illustrating the urban environment that existed in the center of Kolding from 1860 to 1870. All houses are built by retirees who will gladly tell you more about this particular area in the garden. The collection of plants in The Geographical Garden is big, old and extraordinary with special trees, sculptural shrubs and many different perennials and herbs. When visiting the garden as a group, you have the opportunity to book a tour with a high professional level. This is a great way to get around the garden, both for the curious, the botanical nerds and for those who wish to know more about the founder of The Geographical Garden, Aksel Olsen, who was an interesting pioneer with many talents.
The Geographical Garden is wonderful all year round, with something new happening in every season. There is a broad range of events happening throughout the year such as workshops, fitness, installations, tours, talks and many other activities.
Guests are very welcome to bring their own picnic to one of the many picnic tables. Otherwise, the “Café Lykkefund” is open every day in summer, tempting with coffee, tea, baked goods, warm toasts, organic ice cream and cold beverages.
It is also possible to rent some of the cozy spaces of The Geographical Garden such as The Greenhouse or the smaller pavilions for private events like weddings, business meetings or birthdays. For larger groups visiting, we can always help you plan activities in our green surroundings.