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Orto Botanico di Lucca

Via del Giardino Botanico 14, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #23 of 44 Attractions in Lucca
Type: Gardens
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lucca Botanical Garden is an oasis calm within the charming city of Lucca. It nestles against the old city walls and is accessed from the Via del Giardino Botanico. The entry charge is only 3 euros and for that price its worth a visit. It's not large, it takes about half an hour to wander round, but has quite a... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a very pleasant place to visit. I don't think September is the best time but it was still lovely and there are some intriguing plants, including an ancient giant cedar tree. After seeing the gardens from within, walk up on the city wall and look over them from above for an overview.

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The gardens were certainly worth a visit but could do with a cafe! The turtles in the pond at the far end of the gardens were very entertaining!

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Got this with a combined ticket with the 2 towers! Liked the medicine garden, succulent houses & the pond with the terrapins! Only problem was that we followed the signs to the toilet but never found it!

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6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

looked nice but owing to a storm (sometime before we arrived) it was closed "for storm damage" Thought this was long after and could have been addressed earlier or at least some of the gardens kept open!

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Hertfordshire, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

On a really hot day we went there as we had seen it from the walls. The trees are in good order and there are lots, in a good variety. Well kept lawns and a delightful lily pond with lilies (of course) and fish and lots of turtles. Flowers are not the thing here and shrubs are a bit limited... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We paid €3 and €2 one adult one senior it took around 30mins to stroll around we are not experts in botanical species and it seemed a little less spectacular because there were few plants in flower at this time of the year. They did have various points where 3d plaques were installed for blind people to feel (see pic... More

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Merimbula, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This garden is mesmerising, you don't realise this till you start to walk through to the area where the pond is, we saw tortoises in abundance and fish, water lilies, so beautiful, but the mysterious story of the Mansi family member who's face appears in the water on a full moon is so entrancing... would I go there on a... More

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104 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Peace and quiet in the busy city of Lucca. Small botanical garden but well worth a short visit- few facilities.

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Arles-sur-Tech, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

What a shame and what has happened? hot houses completely empty apart from a few tired looking cacti and the supposed garden for the blind with aromatic plants was actually weed strewn with a couple of wilted specimens .The guy on the entrance gate couldn't have been less helpful or welcoming .Too busy chatting on the telephone to bother with... More

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