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Orto Botanico di Pisa

Address: Via Luca Ghini, 5, 56126 Pisa, Italy
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Ranked #53 of 113 things to do in Pisa
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Quimper, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

So this beautiful park is tucked away in a side street. But it is totally worth it! It has plants from all over the world. It's very interesting to see. This park is not for those in a hurry. I recommend you take at least 1 hour to walk around and enjoy the fresh air. You can actually see the... More 

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Viernheim, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

pros: nice change in your citytrip, since it slows your pace almost no visitors at the time we went there cons: place seems a bit neglected, yet, this gives the whole thing some extra atmosphere pretty close to the piazza dei miracoli, but you might miss it, since it is a bit hidden ----------------------- if you want to take a... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Maybe these gardens are better to visit in the spring or summer, for in the early autumn this just was boring. There wasn't much to see, the place felt neglected and outdated. I've seen far better and bigger botanical gardens and this just was a dissappointment mostly. Still, it was nice to be out of the crowds for a while... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

To me, this garden looks like a hobby gardener tried to do something but failed. Most of the area is deserted, pots fell over, dead plants blocking the way, nothing interesting to see except Venus fly traps of which also some were already dead for a very very long time. They put no effort in it, the entrance was hard... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Hmm not much to add to what has been written. We were also bitten by mosquitoes, lots of plants were dead or overrun with weeds, a shame as it could be really nice. My guide book (rough guide) seemed to recommend it, not sure when they last visited it. It didn't cost much to get in to be honest, so... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

As lots of other people said there isn't really much to look at. Better save your time and do something else. And if you go, watch out for mosquitoes! They will literally eat you!

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Crete, Greece
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This attraction isn't very attractive. Two areas are OK - the glasshouses and the arboretum. The rest of it looked as if it has been neglected for a very long time. Dead and dying plants, shrivelled and withered flowers that should have been in bloom. Even in the glasshouses there were areas where some cacti and succulents had just withered... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Last Tuesday I visited the Botanic Garden in Pisa. I left in a state of anger and disappointment. I have experience of botanical gardens in Italy, the Pacific and in the United Kingdom but I have never been to one so neglected and poorly maintained. As this is the first botanical garden in the world, I expected something special. I... More 

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Tuscania, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

As others have noted, the Botanical gardens are in extremely poor condition. Definitely can't be considered a premier destination. There are, however, 10-12 major trees/groves of great historical interest that might make it worth the 2.50 entrance fee--some like the giant magnolia tree are +200 yrs old, and the 2 cane groves are very impressive. Near the (algae filled) pond... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Peaceful and quiet spot, a few minutes walk from the Piazza dei Miracoli. You can seat and relax there and have a lunch. But the garden itself is in poor condition, badly maintained, with a lot of dead plants. The work needs to be done. The coffee and water, which you can by from the machine, by the entrance, are... More 

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