We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Botanical Garden of Padova

Via Orto Botanico, 15, 35123 Padua, Italy
049 827 2119
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 83 Attractions in Padua
Type: Gardens
Description: This is the oldest botanical garden in the world.
Write a Review

336 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    190
    90
    45
    8
    3
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Padua, Italy
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The renovation occured recently has just made this garden even more interesting and amazing. It has a great tradition, but now with all the new green houses and the green technology it is really worth a visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Such a surprise to find that crocus, lily of the valley, holly, delphiniums and other garden favourites are poisonous, but this is just one of the surprises of the Botanical gardens. The geometrical lay out, the ginko, Goethe's palm tree in its glass pagoda, the hothouses (such a pity the orchid house was closed). The little leaflet you get with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chisinau District, Moldova
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was amazed of the multitude of plants in this garden. Also, loved the layout. Definitely gave me a few ideas about my garden.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A lovely oasis in the city with a fascinating history. Founded in 1545 the garden requires and receives constant maintenance to keep its plants flourishing! At only 5 Euro admission it's excellent value for money.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Livingston, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Orto Botanico as it is known, is run by Padua University and is a beautiful place to spend a couple of quiet hours. I was in heaven here as it was an especially hot day and love doing macro photography. The choice of colourful flowers is almost bewildering and the light through the trees made for great photographs. A... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helsinki, Finland
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was so beautiful and it was nice to be there in the middle of green and beautiful plants and flowers in a hot summer day. And the old plants and trees are interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jerusalem, Israel
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I am usually not a big fan of botanical gardens but this one is simply put beautiful and rich. Stroll around for an hour or so and take million pictures of the hundred and thousand different species here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

One of the oldest university botanical gardens in the world. These gardens are hidden with one entrance at end of a small street in the centre of Padova. They are pleasant to relax in and each area in the garden is themed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Platte City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

You HAVE to visit the botanical garden: it's impressive! The history behind it is mind-blowing. The guides are very friendly and helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Roanoke, Virginia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

After visiting the cathedral next door we walked over to the garden. We were surprised by how much we liked it. Being a forester by education I was surprised to see so many North American species, and I was fascinated by similar species from around the world. The garden encompasses all sizes of plants, from flower pot size to very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Botanical Garden of Padova also viewed

 

Been to Botanical Garden of Padova? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Botanical Garden of Padova, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing