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Botanical Garden of Padova

Address: Via Orto Botanico, 15, 35123 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: +39 049 201 0222
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Ranked #9 of 82 Attractions in Padua
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: The world's first university botanical garden continues a tradition of research into plant species...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: The world's first university botanical garden continues a tradition of research into plant species begun in 1545.

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Chisinau District, Moldova
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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9 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Rome, Italy
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The formal gardens outside the greenhouses were beautiful but the greenhouses themselves were the most impressive and interesting. They are devided into different climatic areas and demonstrate our dependance on plants as well as the effects they have on our lifestyles. The emphasis on our effect on the flora of the planet is also well presented. This is an edducational... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I was surprised when we walked there. Gothes palm was extremely old 400 years. I liked the modern greenhouse with so many different climate zone and rare species from all over the world.

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We visited only a couple of days after the opening of the new bio-diversity glasshouses. The glass structures themselves are extremely beautiful, and have viewing galleries so you can look down onto the water lily pond, and different climatic areas. Waterfalls form part of the exterior of the glasshouse structure. The information on plants,their habitats, and various uses is presented... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We almost missed the modern section of the garden; it isnt on the maps you get at the ticket window. Walk al the way around the central garden and take the path to the right near the fountain; you will find an enormous modern greenhouse with four different climate zones inside. Best of all were the interactive displays detailing the... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You have to be really into gardening to want to go to this garden but it is free with the Padova card. It is one of the largest botanic gardens in the world. In August there was hardly a flower in sight and you need to be a garden lover to appreciate it.

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