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Address: Via del Giardino Botanico 14, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 0583/583086
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A great place to take a break!

I loved this little green peaceful garden. It is a great place to take a break from the visiting the churches and museums. It was founded in 1820 by Maria Luisa Borbone; in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
London, United Kingdom

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Jax, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this garden as part of an afternoon we'd spent walking the wall that surrounds the city of Lucca. It is located in a corner of the wall, easy to access. A small charge was required . Perhaps in spring or summer more would be blooming, and be better maintained. The pond was lovely with a small bridge, and... More 

Thank Brewer4
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

A small botanic gardens, and not brilliantly maintained by Kew Garden's standards, but peaceful and relaxing, with some interesting plants. Beware the mosquitos by the pond area.

Thank John_the_bee_man
London, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I loved this little green peaceful garden. It is a great place to take a break from the visiting the churches and museums. It was founded in 1820 by Maria Luisa Borbone; in the same year the imposing cedar of Lebanon was planted. The day was very warm and sunny and I was lucky I could sit by the old... More 

Thank niki101
Greenwich, New York
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113 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This garden is a small gem. You go through it in less that an hour, but it is a heaven of peace and tranquility, with good flora to look at. I enjoyed it very much.

Thank Martine A
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The gardens have a lovely, calm atmosphere and are a pleasant place to spend an hour. But they appear rather neglected and - if your expectations of botanical gardens are influenced by Kew - you will be disappointed, as these gardens are tiny in comparison.

Thank Citylover_14
Chichester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Within the city walls of Lucca this is a lovely green oasis to browse and enjoy. Perhaps I should rate it higher but spoilt by our own botanical gardens at Kew to name but one.

Thank 2hopeless
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Once we found it, it was a lovely oasis of peace and tranquility. So many areas to visit and plants, bushes, trees to discover with medicinal properties, or for seasoning/ eating, or just decorative.A lovely place to start, or finish a walk around the city wall.

Thank PiperArt
Brixham, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

You only need about an hour here, it really is small. The pond/lake is interesting but other than that it's a bit dull. It's a nice place to go for some peace and quiet but don't go out of your way to see it

Thank masonfamily99
Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Very nice, however very small and not the most impressive one i've seen. Gravel walk ways make pushing an infant trolly very difficult. A change in atmosphere from the old city scenery.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

They were preparing for a botanical show on the walls when we visited so it was a bit hectic. However, still worth visiting for the big fish and terrapins.

Thank Pauline S

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