Time to bloom

Enjoy the magnificent flowers and their intense scents in the tropical rainforest. Become a nature detective and discover what amazing tricks and strategies plants have up their sleeve. Take a break with our koi carp, myna birds, gibbons or in the realm of the butterflies.

Whichever of our worlds interest you – be it for a couple of hours or a whole day – you can enjoy a visit to botanika at any time of the year.

Nature · Asia · Plants · Animals · Butterflies · Seasonal

botanika shop

Open daily
even on Sundays & public holidays
Familie im Shop der botanika
Familie im Shop der botanika

Exquisite and useful products from bremen and nature

Honey from the flowers in the Bremen Rhododendron-Park, fairly traded coffee, delicious fruit brandies and organic liqueurs “made in Bremen”, high-quality natural cosmetics, jewellery or Intelligente Knete (Smart Putty) – there is something for everyone: browse our shop to your heart’s content! In addition to the specialities from Bremen and the surrounding region, you can also find a selection of beautiful articles relating to the topics of nature and culture – as a gift for someone else or to treat yourself. Are you looking for a toy for a child’s birthday? How about a child’s wood carving knife, fancy sweets made in Bremen or a book? You’re sure to find what you’re looking for in our shop. Or you could gift them a visit to botanika. All tickets are available in our shop. Adults can also find beautiful gardening tools and stationery as well as specialist literature and nature guides. The same applies for our speciality coffees and teas from Bremen and the surrounding region – fairly traded and steeped in tradition. Missed an occasion or need to do some last-minute shopping? You can also purchase all our wonderful gift ideas at the weekend: we look forward to welcoming you on Sundays and public holidays too!

Food & drink

Außenbereich des Bloom Restaurants mit Biergarten und Terrasse
Außenbereich des Bloom Restaurants mit Biergarten und Terrasse

Bloom café & restaurant

Fancy combining your visit to botanika with a delicious lunch? Stop for a break in the light and welcoming rooms at the Bloom restaurant and make the most of the spacious summer terrace in fine weather. Top up your energy levels with delicious refreshments while enjoying splendid views of the sprawling Rhododendron-Park.

Our creative chef conjures up delicious daily menus and a changing lunch menu using regional ingredients – healthy and high-quality. Is it later in the afternoon already? Round off your day in botanika with a slice of cake or a pastry and a coffee. The Schnoorkonditorei pastry shop located in Bremen’s Schnoor supplies us with fresh, exquisite pastries and cakes every day.

The Bloom restaurant is currently open for you as follows:
Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


No. In addition to our Asian landscapes, guests can also take on the role of a researcher on a botanical mission in the interactive Discovery Centre or make friends with our animal residents when taking a stroll around the exhibitions: from koi carp in the Japanese Garden to myna birds in Borneo to the tropical butterflies and the white-handed gibbons in the new enclosure built in 2021.

You are allowed to take photos for private use without professional equipment. When doing so, please remember to respect other visitors and switch the flash off for our animals’ sake. If you would like to take photographs for commercial use or wedding photos, please contact our events team.

The flowers in botanika bloom shortly before those outside in the Rhododendron-Park. Our camellias in the Japanese Garden start flowering in early February before the azaleas transform it (and the Mendehaus) into a shimmering sea of pink and red hues in March and April. The Himalayas are awash with colour in April and May in particular. In our Borneo and New Guinea exhibitions, you can admire the flowers of the impressive Vireya rhododendrons all year round. There is no specific “flowering period” where the tropical butterflies live either. The best time to experience the Rhododendron-Park in full bloom is usually from mid-April to early June – but please note: the exact period varies from year to year depending on how warm or cold our spring is and how much rain we have.

Lost and found items are stored in the shop. Please feel free to call us if you realise you are missing something. For items lost and found in the Rhododendron-Park, you can also contact the botanika shop or the park administration on +49 (0)421 42706615.

Yes. Thanks to our Tropical Greenhouse, we can now display free-flying butterflies almost all year round. We only have to close the display for around two weeks each year for gardening work. The regular botanika opening hours also apply for the Tropical Greenhouse.

Dogs are welcome in the Rhododendron-Park on a short lead. Unfortunately, they are not allowed in botanika or the Botanical Garden.

No. The triple ticket is valid for only one person and for 12 months from the date of purchase. It allows one adult to visit on three separate occasions over the space of a year.

Eating and drinking are not permitted in the botanika greenhouses or Discovery Centre. You can find the Bloom restaurant directly next to botanika.

The combi ticket is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and includes a single visit to each of the attractions within these 12 months. The ticket expires if not used in time. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds.

The official name of the complex is “Botanischer Garten und Rhododendron-Park Bremen” (Bremen Botanical Garden and Rhododendron Park). The Botanical Garden is located in the Rhododendron-Park and botanika is right next to the Botanical Garden (in other words, also in the heart of the Rhododendron-Park). The majority of the botanika exhibition areas are “inside”, while the visitor areas of the Rhododendron-Park and Botanical Garden and exclusively “outside”. The Stiftung Bremer Rhododendronpark (Bremen Rhododendron-Park Foundation) is responsible for the maintenance and management of the park landscapes as well as the care of the plants in botanika’s greenhouses on behalf of botanika GmbH. botanika is a non-profit limited company of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.