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Botanischer Garten der Universitat

Schonbeinstrasse 6, Basel 4056, Switzerland
+41 (0)61 / 267 35 19
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Ranked #12 of 82 Attractions in Basel
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I visited here with my 11 year old. It is very close to a tram stop and the city centre. We stumbled on the garden by accident and had an interesting half an hour walking around.

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Angol, Araucania, Chile
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Just go there!!!, the orchides colletion is amazing, Basel is a lovly city to visit i justget lost as in almost all European old citys beready to get lost and ask for help .. thank to that I find the Botanic garden and havea breath of exotic clletion of flowers. a nice pause in a beautifull city

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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452 reviews 452 reviews
149 attraction reviews
331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Handily located right next to the Spalentor, they're easy to find. We enjoyed looking around the glasshouses. Beware that although in summer months the gardens are open until 6pm, the glasshouses except the Victoria-Haus close at 5pm. Great free attraction.

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139 reviews 139 reviews
49 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

As a serious botanical garden visitor, I had high expectations for these gardens based on other travelers' reviews. Needless to say, I was disappointed. Parts of the grounds were not open. Other parts seemed to need attention. I was there on Saturday morning (it was open), but the experience was not fulfilling.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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175 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

When you walk in the first door, be sure to check out the catepillar exhibit if it is still there. I spent a few minutes just watching how much these citters could eat in very little time. Once you walk into the main greenhouse the humidity hits you right in the face, but you'll forget about that once you see... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This free garden is in the heart of Basel and the green house is the perfect place to warm up on a cold day! There are tropical birds flying free and the orchids in flower are displayed in the foyer where you must smell them and enjoy their exotic perfumes. There are also excellent displays of plants from across the... More

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Basel, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Botanischer Garten der Universität is near (almost next to the old city) and we can relax with the tropical trees in the warm greenhouse.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The gardens were opposite our hotel so I popped in one sunny afternoon for a visit. The hot-house was a real treat, with small tropical birds calling out and swooping between the lush greenery. There are glass houses filled with cactii and another devoted to water-loving plants, with little fish and small reptiles. The gardens are quite small but are... More

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Sao Paulo
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Nothing much but worth the visit. All specimens were carefully labeled, and things are very tidy. I would recommend a stroll.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
64 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A mini "Kew Gardens" in the heart of Basel... next to the Spalentor impressive medieval gate , and close to a nice park where you can relax and have a picnic. Visit the different green houses, try to spot the turtlesm frogs and exotic birds in the tropical forest ! It's free and it's worth the visit.

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