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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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When entering any great garden, a sense of awe is experienced. This garden has the distinction of being the oldest botanical garden in the world and shares a distinctive presence... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

When entering any great garden, a sense of awe is experienced. This garden has the distinction of being the oldest botanical garden in the world and shares a distinctive presence in the history of botany with only a handful of other great gardens of learning (Leiden, Uppsala, Oxford). Now extended to include the 'Garden of Biodiversity' opened in 2014, it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

as a lover of gardens and parks, I spent my last few Euros on my last day at Padova just to visit this Botanical Gardens and no regrets at all! I had such a lovely time, on that Saturday morning of 19 June 2010 and I was simply enchanted by the lovely trees, flowers and shrubs I saw before me...... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

a really informative tour of the history of plants and their role in the development of man. My only gripe would be that there were not enough places to sit in the exhibition and that the staff on the front desk were not at all helpful or enthusiastic about their work.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Our trip was in winter so there was not very much to see in the gardens, although the trees were wonderful. The green houses were amazing! State of the art technology allows a rainforest and various other climatic zones to flourish in the centre of Padova. The green houses are enormous and include a museum and various interactive boards, great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Finally also in Padova there are some projects that are able to exquisitely conjugate the old with the modern. A place that must be seen when you are in Padova.

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Chisinau District, Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Lovely, informative place! It's a great place to relax from the noises of the city. We visited only the garden, because the greenhouses were closed for visitors, but, nevertheless, we loved it!

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Sion
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Because of the rain, and the time of year, the actual garden area looked rather forlorn and muddy. We saw some plants, but few were doing much. The design is beautiful, and we shall ceratinly visit again another time of year. The glass houses, almost hidden around the corner made the trip very successful. There were two other visitors there... More 

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Clitheroe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

What a change in a year! The new visitor centre & information in the greenhouses are fantastic additions. Beautiful wood info boards & very good use of tech, without overdoing it. Not cheap at 10 euros each & too much to take in on one visit. We will go back. The huge & ancient ginkgo is beautiful.

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Birkirkara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our first thoughts were that it would be a waste of time and money visiting the botanical gardens in December. That is not true at all! The outdoor historical garden is rather void of plants and flowers, but even just strolling through this part of the gardens can inspire your imagination what it would look like in spring or summer,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The oldest Botanical Garden in Europe with newest new technological wing ... don't miss it !!! From Caribbean plants to desert, from Amazzonia to Mediterranean ...

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