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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 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Greenwich, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A lovely walk among the trees - more of an arboreteum than a botanic garden. The story attached to the lily pool is a must.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I wouldn't pay to visit these gardens on their own. It was included in our combination ticket for the two main towers in Lucca. The gardens are not very impressive compared to others we've been to at home in the UK or elsewhere in the world. The pond was the most interesting feature. A nice calm place for a walk... More 

Thank Derek S

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