An Escapist's Retreat -- The Ringve Botaniske Hage (Ringve Botanical Gardens) lie on Lade Allé 58 (tel. 73-59-22-69) and form part of the University of Trondheim's Museum of Natural History and Archaeology. This is one of the finest places to be on a summer day in Norway. You can wander through a historic and Renaissance-style herb garden, enjoying the trees of the Northern Hemisphere. The entire park is laid out in the English garden style. Head for the nearest bench -- and the day is yours. The admission-free park is open all year.

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