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The city's most popular park, literally 'The King's Garden', is ideal for sunbathing in the summer.
Denmark's largest botanical garden is a green oasis in the heart of the city. A harmonious parkland landscape has been created out of hundreds of species of plants. specialised areas include a rose garden as well as alpine, perennial and Japanese gardens. Plants from warmer climates are displayed in greenhouses; of special note is the tropical palm garden with its large collection of cacti. The park also includes a botanical museum, which boasts a large herbarium collection of preserved fungi and other plants.
Founded in 1874, the Botanical Gardens are located between Gothersgade and Slvgade in the center of Copenhagen. Visitors can enjoy the sights of the rare trees, rock gardens, medicinal plants and wild Danish plants from moor and heath. The Palm House is a must with its palm trees, cacti and orchids. The gardens also contain the Botanical Museum and an observatory. Dogs are not allowed in the gardens.
Østre Anlæg was originally part of the moats of Copenhagen. The park was laid out in 1871 in the style of an English garden. In Østre Anlæg you'll find Statens Museum for Kunst with its white marble annex, and the Hirschsprung Collection. You will also find flowerbeds, statues and monuments.
H.C. Ørsted Park was originally part of the moats of Copenhagen. The park was built in 1876 and completed three years later in an English style with wonderful lawns and paths. It also has playgrounds and a café, and in the summer the park is full of people sunbathing. May claim that the park hasn't changed much after being established, it may transport you to and older, simpler time. Named after the famous Danish physicist, H.C. Ørsted, Ørstedsparken is an oasis of lush green and peace midst the bustling capital.
Amaliehaven's royal gardens were donated to the city by the A.P. Møller Fund and Møller's wife, Chastine McKinney Møller. When the gardens were laid out in 1983, they were strongly debated and criticized. However, the people of Copenhagen have accepted and grown to love the beautiful gardens, where you will find many exotic plants and trees. There is a magnificent view over the harbor, Amalienborg Slotsplads with Saly's equestrian statue, and the Frederiks Church. The gardens were designed by the Belgian, Jean Delonge. The four bronze pillars and the two fountains were created by Italian sculptor, Arnoldo Pormodoro.
The park dedicated to the former British Prime Minister in the southern part of the site is small but perfectly formed.
Assistens Cemetery is Copenhagen's biggest cemetery. It was originally a place where smaller cemeteries would be relocated, and also served as a churchyard for the poor. Today it is open to all visitors. Celebrities, such as H.C. Andersen, Søren Kierkegård, Jens Juel or Martin Andersen Nex are all buried here. There are plans to turn the churchyard into a park, as the local people already use it as a place to meet with there loved ones or to sit in the sun in the summer.