The Viking Garden


This summer a new facility opened in The botanical garden in Oslo. It is the viking garden and it’s a part of the 200th anniversary of The Museum of National History.

In the new viking garden you’ll first notice the 33 meter viking «ship» in steel. Without any doubt inspires by the Oseberg ship.


The steel ship is surrounded with plants, rocks and «animals» from the Viking era (793-1066 A.D.). The viking history in Scandinavia is very important to us, and this garden is truly different from the others. Plants and herbs like hemp is represented, it also shows a daily life of the vikings we seem to forget. They had a strong connection to nature.

This is also the most child friendly part of The botanical garden. More typical nordic plants will be featured in this garden soon. Can’t wait for it to be finished.

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