Very nice garden, with some interesting plants and a good place to relax during the hot part of the day.
For €5 each it really wasn't worth it. Very dry, a bit dirty, not enough signs, just not really up to much. I've been to free botanic gardens before and they were fantastic, this was not.
We were amazed by the ancient trees with their twisted shapes. Like something out of a fantasy novel. Beautiful pond with turtles sliding. Wonderful get-away from the Palermo. We were lucky enough to see a wedding party doing photos.
I bought my lunch from the supermarket one day and ate it here. Many newly married couples come here to take photos and videos, and I was asked by one photographer if I could remain on my bench while the bridge and groom sat next to me... While I'll never be sure, I'm pretty sure I 'photobombed' someone's wedding photos.... More
We had a full day to ourselves before our tour began in Sicily so we went to Orto Botanico. It turned out to be a lovely day. The flowers were so beautiful... We loved walking through the gardens and grounds. The lily pond and statues were really beautiful. It was a relaxing way to get over our jet lag and... More
This was one of my favourite parts of the city. Located in the East of the city on Via Lincoln, just several blocks from Palermo Central Train Station, this 10 hectare site is really something else. Opened in 1795, work began on the grounds in 1789 as part of the university. Dufourny, a French architect, along with 3 local architects... More
Palermo is not a particularly green city. The Orto Botanico (and nextdoor Villa Giulia) is the only real park in the centre of Palermo. The botanical garden is very varied and feels partly like a real jungel. The many birds singing is unusual for Palermo and brings peace to mind after walking in the busy traffic of Palermo. Many interesting... More
We spent a couple of hours here and enjoyed the lovely plants and garden layout. The large lilypond with its terrapin inhabitants was a treat and they seemed unafraid of visitors coming up to see what we were doing. There is a nice snack bar which served tea!. You can spend a little or a lot of time there and... More
Vistied in march, possibly not the best time as garden did not look at its best and little in flower. Staff well organised with leaflet in English but quite expensive entry considering size of site. Citrus trees looked a good and staff tidying and clearing up leavesfor spring and summer during my visit. Sure will be worth a visit more... More
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