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Botanical Garden of Padova

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Address: Via Orto Botanico, 15, 35123 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: +39 049 201 0222
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Description: The world's first university botanical garden continues a tradition of...
The world's first university botanical garden continues a tradition of research into plant species begun in 1545.
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A must-see for all gardeners

Sadly we could spend only a couple of hours here - a couple of days would barely start to scratch the surface of any serious exploration. A place to revisit as often as possible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Tivat, Montenegro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Sadly we could spend only a couple of hours here - a couple of days would barely start to scratch the surface of any serious exploration. A place to revisit as often as possible. The new 'Garden of Biodiversity' is a smaller version of the Eden Project in Cornwall, but with an arid and temperate greenhouses as well. As an... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

pretty gardens that have just been renovated, but over expensive and you can see some pretty gardens throughout the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you enjoy flowers, plants and natural beauty this is for you. We truly enjoyed strolling around the Botanical Garden eith it's secluded quiet area in the middle of the city. Recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Botanical Gardens are a very interesting place to visit. These were the first ones ever planted and in the 1500's they were used as a record of medicinal plants. There is an enormous steel and glass building which houses examples of plants from the five climatic regions, each region having its own climate-controlled showcase room. The plants and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The magic you get there has no words to describe. After leaving u have the feeling of comfort and peace. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

An oasis on a hot day, historic medicinal gardens and some amazing new greenhouses. Take a couple of hours to stroll round and breathe it all in.

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Schwedelbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The Orto botanica is not to be missed by anyone who loves gardening, flora, and all things growing. It is an amazing space...with such a stupendous array of specimens...orchids, water lilies...trees from all over the world. Peaceful, calming, grounding and centering. Words cannot describe. Beautiful is the word...do not miss.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is the world's first botanical collection, and it is very interesting. The original garden is surrounded by others, and linked to an enormous, modern, glass climate controlled building with a number of habitats, starting with arid and ending with rainforest. We also had a bite to eat in the cafe/giftshop/ticket office, out on the balcony over a canal with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

On a hot summer day this was a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours. Oldest teaching garden in the world. Well labelled and set out. Many interesting specimens.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were there over the Easter Holiday. Extremely long line. Too many people to be able to stand back and see the gardens.

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