Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden adjoins the Belvedere park. Established in 1754 under Empress Maria Theresa, it is now an independent division of the University of Vienna. The expansive grounds include open spaces and greenhouses and are home to thousands of species including medicinal plants, which were the foundation of the garden originally. The special collections containing orchids, succulents, and Pannonian plants are of great importance for species conservation and biodiversity research. The Botanical Garden, the Schweizergarten, and the parks of the Belvedere and the Palais Schwarzenberg form Vienna’s largest inner-city green space.


University of Vienna

Botanischer Garten mit dem Schloss Belvedere im Hintergrund
Foto: Johannes Stoll, © Belvedere, Wien

Opening Hours and Entry


Opening Hours

10 am to 4 pm

February to March
10 am to 5 pm

April to September
10 am to 6 pm

10 am to 5 pm

November to December
10 am to 4 pm

(24 Dec. to 6 Jan. closed)



Admission free



The entrance at the Upper Belvedere opens 15 minutes later and closes 15 minutes earlier than the main entrance Mechelgasse. The Botanical Garden remains closed in bad weather.


The Botanical Garden is run by the University of Vienna.

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