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Botanischer Garten der Universitat

Address: Schonbeinstrasse 6, Basel 4056, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)61 / 267 35 19
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Ranked #12 of 70 Attractions in Basel
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks

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London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
92 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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469 reviews 469 reviews
162 attraction reviews
346 helpful votes 346 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
49 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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496 reviews 496 reviews
205 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 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
34 helpful votes 34 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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