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Merian Garten

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Address: Vorder Bruglingen, Basel 4052, Switzerland (Formerly Botanischer Garten Bruglingen / Grun 80)
Phone Number: 41-61-319-97-80
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Lovers of Nature - Merian Garten is the place for you

Merian Garten was a refreshing change to just do nothing but connect with nature, seeing the greenery all around where the autumn hues were slowly coming through everywhere before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Merian Garten was a refreshing change to just do nothing but connect with nature, seeing the greenery all around where the autumn hues were slowly coming through everywhere before the winter sets into Basel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

A small botanic garden in comparison to many, but still interesting to visit. Not very crowded typically. Easy to get to.

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Thank Shari M
Basel, Switzerland
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61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This park can be busy during week-ends (for the restaurants) There are plenty of different plants from spring time during summer to autumn. Possible to walk along a small river, artificial lakes with fishes and birds. During summer there is a merry-go-around. Big green for children to play. Two restaurant, one near the main entrance with a play ground for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a lovely little park with tropical greenhouses. We especially liked the colorful birds that aren't afraid of humans.

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Switzerland
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

These gardens are a little out of town although easily reachable by car or tram and definitely worth a visit. There is a wealth of plants laid out in a sympathetic manner and a wonderful iris garden modelled on a Japanese theme. Access is free. In the gardens there is also a carriage museum and easy access to a medicinal... More 

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1 Thank Colin H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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729 reviews
305 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

These gardens are well worth a visit and make for a pleasant morning stroll around. There are lots of plants to see as well as some quaint old buildings. It's great that it's free to access.

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Thank George M
Zurich, Switzerland
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905 reviews
365 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This larger garden is located only a few blocks from St. Jakobs Park. When I visited there were still plants and flowers blooming and the staff were busy clearing weeds and mowing much of the expansive grounds. There are many trails located here in the park and there are several levels as well. The upper level seems to mostly be... More 

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Addlestone, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Beautiful and relaxing gardens, well landscaped with interesting plants, yet still managing to cater for the younger age group with play equipment, and areas to run about. Large ponds, the biggest wooden dinosaur I have ever seen, a wonderful 19 cent. carousel, plenty of seating around when you need a rest,, a restaurant, the list goes on. Highly recommended and... More 

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Moehlin, Switzerland
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It's got lots of things for like old people and like 5 year old's but not really that much from 10 to 16 years.

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

A lovely and quiet garden in the middle of Basel. Special rare plants from all over the world. In the big greenhouse there are rare birds and reptiles also.

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