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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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an oasis

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Everything superb, but the variety of trees from around the globe was stunning. If you enjoy plants and trees in a beautiful park this is worth a significant detour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Botanical Garden of Padova is one of the oldest Botanical Gardens, with very old trees, with plants all over the world but for me botanical garden should be place where you look at the plants and say ... why in my garden this plant look so poor, and when I was visiting this place I said: In my garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Botanical gardens were just outside our hotel and offered a much needed reprieve from the urban chaos we'd experienced. Shady and quiet, the gardens host an array of flora (all labeled, but in Italian) and pleasant strolls.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We have visited many gardens around the world and this one is the worst! There were hardly any flowers so therefore no colour! Lots of cacti and a few ponds with lily pads and a very old palm tree- 1500 AD or thereabouts! The greenhouses were interesting that represented the 5 continents of the world. But all in all, not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The botanical garden was high on our list of things to see in Padua. We had not heard about the new greenhouse that was opened last year. We stumbled across it by chance and what a surprise. It's a beautiful building with a lovely water feature in front, certainly worth a few photographs. Inside you have 4 climatic zones. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Padua botanical garden is largely known for its historical importance (it is the oldest botanical garden in the world and it still is an active research center of Padua university) and its fame marked it out as a historical and scientific attraction /only/. Instead, it is much more than this. The historical garden is just 10% or 20% of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Wonderful place to check out all different kinds of plants. It's amazing they can grow it all here. Thought it was a little over priced. (10€ per adult entry) But felt we were helping to continue with botanical research.

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Additional Information about Botanical Garden of Padova

Address: Via Orto Botanico, 15, 35123 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: +39 049 201 0222
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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