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Jardin Botanique Lausanne

Aveneue de Cour 14bis 1, Lausanne 1007 , Switzerland
+41(21)3169988 ‎
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Ranked #18 of 35 Attractions in Lausanne
Type: Gardens
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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We spent the morning and the mid afternoon in the Jardin Botanique in early May 2013, enjoying the views over Lac Lac de Genève (Lac Léman for the French). In the morning, the silvery light and low, misty cloud over the French alps was almost other-wordly. In the mid afternoon, after the early mist had burned off, there were beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Awesome little park with beautiful plants and informational panels along the way. Worth a detour if you are walking through the city. And take the time to go all the way to the top; there is an auditorium facing the lake with possibly the best view of Lausanne anywhere.

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Modena, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I guess I should've stayed away from it. Last year I went to Pittsburg and visited the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens there. This is just a little more than a garden. It does have a tiny carnivorous plant glass tank.if that's your thing.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This sad garden will make you feel better about your own garden! It is riddled with weeds and the few buildings in the gardens are in need of repair. There is no café (in case you were hoping for one). The botanical gardens are actually quite small. If you walk up the steps you will find yourself in another municipal... More

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England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We were very disappointed with the Gardens. They need a lot of tender loving care, and are generally in a very run down state. It is an excellent site but needs a huge injection of money and effort to make it worth a visit.

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Ljubljana
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's free, it's pretty, it's central, it has a great view from the hill above, benches, trees, plants ... heck, it's a botanical garden. It's not going to knock your socks off, likely, but it's the kind of spot that makes you feel like you're in a great place, breathing great fresh air and enjoying a great, beautiful view. It... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

As someone else said, worth a look. However I have to say it has an end of season feeling to it at the moment- lots of things going over, not much in flower or looking its best, and weeds all over the place. Can't help feeling it needs a bit more care.

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Seemed tired and unloved a bit. If I had had my gardening gloves with me I would have pulled out some of the weeds!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

walked through and enjoyed some plants. Nothing spactacular but if you have a free afternoon on a good day ...worth a visit

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La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a great place to visit when the weather is good. Apart from the obvious - plants and trees, there are paths winding up to the top of the hill where you can relax and enjoy the views or play games on the grass. In the park below, there is a good playground for children, as well as an... More

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