I spent a couple of hours in Muséhagen (the old botanical garden) in the centre of Bergen before taking the train to Oslo on Sunday and spent the time edimentals spotting amongst all the sun-worshippers, a strange experience in a town best known for its rain…
Sweet cicely (spansk kjørvel) is a “noxious weed ” (svartelistet), but also one of the best edible introductions to our flora, only invasive as we eat too little of it ;)
My favourite formal part of Muséhagen is this bed with Hostas and Gunnera tinctoria from South America, both in my book Around the World in 80 plants!
One of Norway’s tallest Ginkgo trees, but alone it will have a hard job producing ginkgo nuts!
A splendid clump of Allium victorialis (victory onion / seiersløk)
A splendid clump of Allium victorialis (victory onion / seiersløk) towering over Egyptian onion to the left
A large clump of hybrid Trillium
Hemerocallis dumortieri is an early flowering species
A hybrid day lily to the left with much smaller Hemerocallis dumortieri to the right
Rudbeckia (a vegetable used by native americans)
Hosta planted with conifers
An area with Myrrhis odorata, sweet cicely
Invasive claytonia sibirica
Pignut / jordnøtt was also growing wild in the garden
Ramsons (ramsløk) with ostrich fern (strutseving)
Cardamine bulbifera bulbils
Butcher’s broom (Ruscus)
Patrinia are used in Japan
Roseroot & rosenrot
Hosta with carp
Another large clump of Allium victorialis
Vuola and Fig
Museum building with tall ginkgo to right
Perennial vegetables, Edimentals (plants that are edible and ornamental) and other goings on in The Edible Garden
2 thoughts on “Edibles in Bergen’s Muséhagen”
Thanks for this great post, Stephen!
The nearest (three) Ginkgo trees to Musehagen that I know of are in Nygårdsparken and are located about 450 meters away. Is that close enough for even the slightest chance of pollination?
Hi, thanks Rick!
I would have thought that there was a chance, although relatively small. It’s wind pollinated.
Best wishes, Stephen