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Botanischer Garten der Universitat

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Address: Schonbeinstrasse 6, Basel 4056, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)61 / 267 35 19
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When it's nice and warm weather, the outdoor rock gardens and the ponds, surrounded with big old shadow-giving trees, give you the opportunity to relax on a bench in the middle of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Basel, Switzerland
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

When it's nice and warm weather, the outdoor rock gardens and the ponds, surrounded with big old shadow-giving trees, give you the opportunity to relax on a bench in the middle of the city. In the winter (or cold / rainy days), the main attraction is the tropical greenhouse with: - has the only public Swiss chocolate tree in Basel... More 

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We tripped from Barr in France to Basel and sopped in here after I head some reviews. It was as most had said... Nice layout to be able to wander through the garden with all the different plants named, then through the differing glass houses with their differing climate plants, again all labelled. Finally, walk through the tropical dome and... More 

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Solothurn, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Basel's botanical garden is in fact rather small, but does feel larger due to its sophisticated layout. Even if you're not that interested in botany, it's a very pleasant place to relax, maybe read a book on a bench - it's right next to the university library!

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

An unexpected pleasure in the City of Basel. After walking around on a Monday, when museums were closed, we happened upon the free University botanical garden. Lovely tropical plants, greenhouses, ponds, benches for relaxing. An understated oasis.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very quiet and a nice break to see something a bit different. Loved he big lily pads and the quick tour of the rainforest. We went on a Monday and it was very very quiet. I'd recommend if you have a spare half hour or so

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I can recommend the botanical garden to everyone who likes flowers. The rainforest glass house brings you the feeling of standing in the middle of a rainforest f.e. in madagascar! I enjoyed each glas house, also the outer area is well planned, offering many relaxing areas.

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groningen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The botanic garden is a very nice place to spend some time. Free entrance! Outdoors as well as indoors there are many plants to see and admire. I also saw some small lizards having a good time in the sun. The only thing I missed was a cafeteria, I would have liked to sit on one of the benches and... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

These gardens are located close to the Spalentor and make a lovely diversion, though small they are have a great variety of plants. In common with most botanical gardens in Europe, it is free to enter. The tropical house is lovely and comes complete with exotic birds, it just isn't great for taking photos. There is a good selection of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What a lovely little gem near the Spalentor Gate. Admission is free and there are interesting greenhouses and outdoor gardens. We saw in February, and some flowers were just appearing. We look forward to seeing it in April, fully a-bloom.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Visited this place whilst walking back to the hotel spalentor. This garden is just a stones throw away. Great gardens and greenhouses with a wide variety of plants/flowers/trees. And it's free

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Address: Schonbeinstrasse 6, Basel 4056, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)61 / 267 35 19
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel

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