Rogaland Arboretum

Rogaland Arboretum, Sandnes: Address, Phone Number, Rogaland Arboretum Reviews: 4.5/5

Rogaland Arboretum
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Jusylte
Sandnes, Norway85 contributions
Beautiful botanic garden
Apr 2020 • Solo
The best place to see blooming trees spring time! This place is magic. You can walk it all the way through towards Melshei and get up to 2 hills there. You will pass an old farm ruins from iron age on the way. Walk up the Nonsberget hill there
Written April 30, 2020
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Tore K
Sandnes, Norway21 contributions
Nice park a short trip outside Sandnes city
Apr 2020
Lots of different trails for walking and jogging. Most trails are also suitable for strollers and wheel chairs. A huge collection (over 1400) of different trees, flowers, etc. from all over the world. Not a place for biking but for a leisurely walk 1-3 hours.
Written April 11, 2020
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vietnor2016
Sandnes, Norway147 contributions
Great place for easy Sunday stroll.
May 2019
Kids loved coming here when growing up so we've been coming here for over 30 years. Over the years the maintenance people have improved the area but we loved the old wild look of fallen trees & roots, looking for blueberries & the natural look. Now just me & the wife & dog come here 2-3 time a year for a close to home walk in nature...and pay to park.
Written August 31, 2019
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Marita
Stavanger Municipality, Norway18 contributions
Beautiful place - especially during autumnal / spring season. Very Child Friendly too!
Sep 2018 • Family
If you live close to Sandnes / are visiting the area: go here!

Good car parking spaces - does fill up quickly.

Only donation based to visit the park.

Great for nature enthusiasts, tree/flower lovers & sporty families. They have also a little cafe that is open occasionally (run by volunteers - think it's the local Lion's Club) Basic beverage refreshments & nice place for a hot waffle (if they are serving this).
Written April 14, 2019
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jcfnor
Sandnes, Norway5 contributions
A nice day out with the family and friends
Apr 2018 • Friends
This is a great outing for the entire family and accessible for everyone. They have built this up over several decades, planting trees from various parts of the world. Stop in the cafe (run by the Lions) and get a coffee and waffle!
Written February 13, 2019
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Aud F
Sandnes, Norway14 contributions
A fantastic day out
May 2018 • Family
Good for walks, picnics,kids can run around - there is also a cafe who sells coffie and waffles, easy parking,lovely when the rhododendron is in bloom
Written December 11, 2018
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Frank O
Sandnes, Norway31 contributions
Beautiful arboretum in Sandnes, Rogaland
May 2018 • Family
Here you can walk for hours on easy tracks With beautiful Woods and surroundings. Trees and bushes from all over the world.
cafe With waffles on sundays.
Written July 10, 2018
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246inev
Sandnes, Norway2 contributions
Great day out for families
Jun 2018 • Family
The arboretum is a good place to go with young children. They can run around safely, as there is good overview although the park is full of threes and bushes. There is a big selection of Rhododendron bushes that flowers in may/june. There are several park benches where you can have a rest and eat your lunch.
In the small lakes and ponds there are frogs and tadpoles, which the children loves to catch. It is a big and beautiful park, that is well kept.
Written June 19, 2018
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Супер Н
Sirdal Municipality, Norway1 contribution
Arboret komment
Mar 2018 • Family
Arboretum is a very good park. Especially for a trip with your family. It is very nice at summer, when the flowers blossom. There are a few lakes and many tracks where you can go.
Written March 11, 2018
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Cliff C
Seattle78 contributions
Pleasant arboretum, nice trails
Aug 2017 • Couples
The Rogaland Arboret is less than 30 minutes from Stavanger. It's a good-sized park with quite a number of native and non-native species of trees and shrubs. None are huge or very old.

I love any arboretum and this was no exception. It turns out that native trees of the Pacific Northwest portion of the U.S. are well represented here: grand fir, noble fir, Pacific silver fir, black cottonwood, etc. Plus many species from Japan and other cold temperate zones.

I assume this arboretum is maintained by volunteers ... and I thank them for their hard work. The educational value could be improved if more signs were added showing the common and scientific names of the trees. (There are some signs. I wish there were more.) Also, it would benefit guests if the signs had more information, such as where the tree is native.

It would be helpful if indigenous Norwegian trees were labeled as well. (I saw a few trees labeled but not many.)

Nevertheless, I'm aware that arboretums are expensive and difficult to maintain, so I appreciate the wonderful collection.

There are whole hillsides of rhododendrons. I'm sure this place is spectacular in April-May. And it looks good for jogging any time of year.
Written August 22, 2017
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