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Botanical Gardens Flora

Amsterdamer Strasse 34, 50735 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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As featured in 3 days in Cologne and 1 other guide
Ranked #9 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Type: Gardens
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Cacti and plant houses make up this garden, which dates from the 1800s, along the Rhine River. Gardens are open 8 a.m. until dusk daily. Plant houses... more » Owner description: Cacti and plant houses make up this garden, which dates from the 1800s, along the Rhine River. Gardens are open 8 a.m. until dusk daily. Plant houses are open October to March 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April to September 10 a.m.-6 p.m. « less
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106 reviews 106 reviews
16 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

On a good weather day this is a delightful place to relax in. Although the main building is under repair there is plenty to see. There are some nooks and crannies to explore which will lead you around lakes with waterfowl and cascades. There are also some tropical hothouses to lose yourself in.

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Panchkula, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This garden is worth the visit just for the greenhouse it has. Inside there are so many varities of plants maintained in their natural habitat kind of environment. You can feel the tropical rain forest when you start and you see lot of familiar trees. I was surprised to see carnivorous pitcher plant which I had read earlier only in... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Didn't know it was there until happened to walk past the zoo. Main building is being renovated, and other greenhouse was closed when we arrived. However outdoor areas very peaceful and enjoyable.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Even on a cold November day we enjoyed our visit to this garden. It's free to get in and surprisingly extensive with several green houses containing some more exotic plants. The main greenhouse is undergoing extensive repairs and looks rather forlorn right now but will presumably look magnificent once restoration is completed. If I were in Cologne again during spring... More

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Seymour, Indiana
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I love gardens so just to be able to escape the crowded streets and hubbub of the city for an hour, was a rare treat. My hop-on-hop-off bus stopped here. Lovely. The main structure is being rebuilt right now so it was all one big giant scaffolding. But the gardens were lovely. Great for those of us who enjoy a... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I didn't really expect to see too much at the time of year we visited these gardens (the very end of September 2013) but much to our surprise the gardens were still lovely and colourful. Was very impressed. Only disappointment was finding the cafe closed, seemingly permanently not just for the end of season, but the pretty untidy toilets were... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This small garden is worth a visit for the greenhouses and walking paths. A great respite from the center of town and only a few tram stops away. Plus, it's free!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It has a good botanical collection and no of green houses with exotic cacti collection. It is a very pleasant way to pass the time if you are fond of nature. The entrance is slightly difficult to find without any clear directions.

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We visited the Botanical gardens because we had some time to spend before our train back to Amsterdam. Pretty large and well maintained, though there was some construction work going on. We had a nice time moving around the place and checking out the glass houses. Lots of photogenic moments. Definitely worth a visit!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Head here for a quiet afternoon... take a book and picnic... walk straight through the ticket office by the zoo and its right there... very pretty with lovely lakes!

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