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Botanical Gardens (Orto Botanico)

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Address: Via Micheli 12, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 275 7404
Activities: Viewing foliage
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A great place to visit - if you love Plants!

These gardens are the same ones as the Orto botanico and are botanical, as the second name indicates. Therefore, there is no point going if you are looking for English-style... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2014
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

These gardens are the same ones as the Orto botanico and are botanical, as the second name indicates. Therefore, there is no point going if you are looking for English-style flower beds and cultivated lawns. Prettiness is not the point of this garden. HOWEVER, if you like or love Plants, then this is probably the place for you. The range... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

These gardens are the same ones as the Giardino dei Semplici and are botanical. Therefore, there is no point going if you are looking for English-style flower beds and cultivated lawns. Prettiness is not the point of this garden. HOWEVER, if you like or love Plants, then this is probably the place for you. The range of plants is impressive... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

This is quite simply the most rubbish garden I've ever been to. I think most of the plants were dead. There is however, one saving grace......because it is so rubbish there's no one else there so you get a break from the crowds. Every cloud!

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London, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I had the entrance included on mg firenze card so i thought i would check it out after visiting the galleria accadamia. They are not the biggest gardens and it doesnt take long to walk around, but its a lovely quiet place away from the hustle and bustle in the main city centre. It would have been nice to have... More 

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Reading, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

These "gardens" are in terrible shape. It is ridiculous that they charge €3 entry fee. I felt like asking for a refund. Everything is rundown and broken. The view from outside looking in is much better than being inside the gardens!

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We were hoping to enjoy a nice walk round this park but it is currently closed for emergency renovations. No date given when it will reopen

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We were hoping to enjoy a nice walk round this park but it is currently closed for emergency renovations. No date given when it will reopen

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Australian Abroad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We found this place by chance after leaving the church of San Marco when it closed around midday. It was a hot day and the garden, just around the corner, offered peace, quiet and shade. Originally established by the Medici to grow medicinal plants, it is now a general botanical garden, administered by the University of Florence, and a couple... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I'm truly perplexed by the positive reviews of this "garden." This place resembled an inner-city park in desperate need of care. The plants were half dead and the fountains were filthy. There are so many lovely things to see in Florence, so please do not waste your time going to this place. It simply isn't worth it.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The oldest botanical garden is a must for anyone who enjoys gardens. Not too far from the train station, maybe a 20 minute walk. Many interesting gardens and architecture along the way, as well.

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