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Address: Via Lincoln, 2/A, 90123 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 23891236
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I thought the gardens were really great BUT I live in cold northern europe and so the experience of seeing so many succulents in bloom was special for me. If you live where these... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Bewdley
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A truly depressing experience, a true representation of Palermo as a place of past glory. The parks in Palermo are pretty and worthy of a stroll but the botanical gardens need a huge injection of care and love in what could be a wonderful space, just a huge shame that everything sharing the space is on the cusp of death.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I thought the gardens were really great BUT I live in cold northern europe and so the experience of seeing so many succulents in bloom was special for me. If you live where these plants are common, then I would not see the point in visiting these gardens as they are the main attraction. Also do not expect beautifully manicured... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was the worst botanical gardens I have been to. All of the plants are potted and not even in the ground. Not worth the price of admission.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you are a fan of cactuses, then you should go there, otherwise not so special as I hoped. We visited this place in the middle of November and most of the plants were too dry and didn't looked nice. However it was a good getaway from Palermo noisy streets. We experienced total peace and quietness but most importantly, the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This old botanical Garden is poorly kept and overgrown. Some might call it romantic but it badly needs TLC

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Richmond, Surrey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If nothing else, this was a most relaxing couple of hours ambling around he gardens. Some great photos, great wildlife, and of course, some very interesting plantlife. And not forgetting the statues

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Moscow, Russia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We enjoyed the walk in the park. It is well kept and there are a lot of beautifull plants and trees there. Sicilians use it to sleep on the banks on a hot day (according to those we saw during our walk). There is a lot of shadow from the trees that is also great on a hot day of... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

As a botanical garden it is fair, offering varieties of plants in different sections, but there are more attractive I have been to. Word of warning, while here we were eaten alive by the local Mosquitos, make sure you apply repellent.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Botanical Garden in Palermo is indeed unique, by its size and from a historical and scientific research point of view. It set up centuries ago the very concept of such a place, after which other Botanical Gardens were built in Europe and elsewhere. It is not just a garden, but one that has high historical value, as it contains... More 

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Coventry
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Perhaps our expectations were high but we were very disappointed with these gardens. We were particularly interested in the gardens as my husband is a landscape gardener and wish we had used our money for something else. There was litter thrown around, we did see two gardeners working and whilst we sat and watched them strimming the lawns my husband... More 

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