Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
The botanic garden, founded in 1814, is a part of the Natural History Museum of the University of Oslo. With a plant collection of around 5,500 species. The garden seeks to increase public awareness of the importance of plant diversity through research, education and plant conservation. Through their BigPicnic activities and exhibitions, the botanic garden at the University of Oslo aims to put sustainability on the public agenda, making it just as important a consideration as health when people choose their food. Their target audiences are university students and young adults, new immigrants, pre-school and primary school teachers, and local neighbourhood residents.