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Botanical Garden of Padova

Via Orto Botanico, 15, 35123 Padua, Italy
049 827 2119
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Ranked #10 of 83 attractions in Padua
Type: Gardens
Description: This is the oldest botanical garden in the world.
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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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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.

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Platte City, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

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Nice, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have read some negative reviews on this site going back to 2010, so I am sure something happened in the meantime to improve the condition of these gardens. The bottom line in 2014 is an absolute marvel of a site, an astonishing, impeccably-kept Eden of plant life. I went with small children, and even they were fascinated by the... More

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norfolk
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The garden is well organised Easy to visit in a couple of hours or so Informative and a real delight I enjoyed the time there and would recommend it

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Padua, Italy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I've visited this garden three times now and am still captured by its beauty. The first time my fiance and I were killing time walking around Padova one weekend and decided to take a visit. It was nice, but there was little in bloom. The plants had little effect on the grey ambiance of the space at this visit around... More

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Santa Monica, California
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

A must for anyone interested in plants, especially medicinal. Formally laid out, beautifully labeled, peaceful and tranquil.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

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