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Borda Gardens (Jardin Borda)

Morelos Avenue, Cuernavaca, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Cuernavaca
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Description: These large 18th-century gardens were once visited by Emperor Maximilian.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The gardens are lacking up keep and not as nice as most gardens in Cuernavaca, it's a shame it's gone down hill so much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Very large historic gardens with water features and a large pond. Also an art display in several rooms. Very worth seeing.

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Ladysmith, B.C.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We visited Jardin Borda three times while in Cuernavaca. The park has so much potential, the old growth trees, the fountains, the history and the original architecture all could make this a wonderful spot to visit and relax. The current renovations and archeological work in progress do add to the interest but the main feature of the site, the garden,... More

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Las Vegas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Spent the afternoon at Borda Gardens. It is a very quiet place with a lot to see. Unfortunately as several other reviewers pointed out, it is in need of repair. But if you are in Cuernavaca and want to see a pretty place, this is a must see.

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is a quiet tranquil place in a busy city. It was probably gorgeous in its day but while they try to keep it up, the fountains don't fount and there are not a lot of flowers. It is worth visiting for the art galleries which are nice and to just walk around.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This garden is a nice sanctuary from the heat and noise of a busy urban area. There are fountains, flowers, wandering pathways and a small man-made pond for row-boating with your sweetheart. The air is noticeably cooler and as you walk deeper into the garden and find a nice quiet bench to relax near a fountain. Bring a good book... More

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portland, or
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Once upon a time, this garden was undoubtedly gorgeous. Unfortunately, the maintenance is virtually nil and apparently has been for some time. Not only have the plants been neglected but the hard surfaces are crumbling and cracking. For those who love historical nostalgia, this will be a hit. Or if you like getting into things for free (if they charged... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

OK if you're looking to escape from the constant noise of Mexico for a few minutes. Poorly maintained. Lots of green trees and plants but didn't see any flowers. Not worth paying for. Where's the garden?

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Currently under renovation, the Borda Gardens, look like at one point in time were GORGEOUS but unfortunately, like so many things in Mexico, their magnificent buildings have been allowed to deteriorate and some to be destroyed. This place still has hints of its beauty but the small man made lake has "green" looking water filled with algae and although the... More

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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We were visiting Cuernavaca during the weekend of the day of the dead celebrations and the gardens were decorated with colorful shrines. There were many vendors setting up their wares whichj included a lot of skeleton items and handcrafts. It was fun to wander the gardens and enjoy a beautiful day.We didnt' spend that much time there and probably saw... More

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