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Botanischer Garten der Universitat

Schonbeinstrasse 6, Basel 4056, Switzerland
+41 (0)61 / 267 35 19
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Ranked #14 of 77 attractions in Basel
Type: Gardens
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Sao Paulo
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Zwolle, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 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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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Every trip to Basel we visit the Botanical Gardens. The outside gardens offer a delightful stroll though a unique variety of plants, including sequoia trees. However the variety of plants in the hot houses are perhaps the most impressive. Separate houses showcase a multitude of plants from different regions in the world. It's a joy to wander around a view... More

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Basel, Switzerland
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The tropical house with a cast-iron staicase to the top of jungle-type trees with tropical birds flying there - fabulous. Bring a book and enjoy the heat!

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vancouver, canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stumbled onto this.....one of the best botanical displays we've seen. The water gardens greenhouse was nothing like we'd ever seen before. There was a desert greenhouse and a tropical jungle greenhouse. Looking at the lack of pests, algae, mold etc, told us they new what they were doing. We were in Basel only 2 days and went there twice... More

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Wash. St.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We walked across street from Hotel Spalentor and visited this marvelous botanical garden. We went into an amazing "tropical haus" to see beautiful exotic plants and there were also exotic-looking birds -- very cool! Also an aquatic plants conservatory with those huge 'Victoria' water lily leaves, also many types of fish in with the aquatic plants. A dry greenhouse filled... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

There were exotic plants from all over the world, as well as wild bee houses! I saw all kinds of orchids, cactae, BIRDS, etc. There were separate glass green houses as well as open-air cases with carnivorous plants--a wonderful place for almost anyone to visit!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Even if you are tired, a stroll in these garden will definitely sooth your soul and give you a rest and peace of mind for a few minutes. It is actually quite small, but very refreshing. There is no need of payments, just get in there.

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Warsaw, Poland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This place I really liked. It is near to Spalentor and I discoverd this place by the accident and I really glad of him. Ther is a lot of interesting plants and everything is in good condition.

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