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Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)

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Address: Universitat Zollikerstrasse 107, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
Phone Number: 44 634 84 61
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Walking
Description: Affiliated with the University of Zürich, these large gardens feature a...
Affiliated with the University of Zürich, these large gardens feature a huge variety of plants from around the world.
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Beautiful garden and walk

The garden has several different areas with lots of different plants. We saw locals enjoying the sun bathing on grass, tadpoles swimming, it's a very relaxing and fun place. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The garden has several different areas with lots of different plants. We saw locals enjoying the sun bathing on grass, tadpoles swimming, it's a very relaxing and fun place. The tropical plants domes were very interesting too. Free to visit. Definitely worth visiting.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a lovely gem in Zurich - beautiful and peaceful. Skip the restaurant - it is terrible but enjoy the park, bring a picnic if you can - sit on the grass and enjoy this precious place. Do visit the greenhouses. You can easily spend an afternoon or a full morning here, sooooo pretty

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Remember, these comments are for tourists, not people from the city about which we write. For native citizens of Zurich, by all means go to the Botanical Garden--a great education for your children and a nice diversion for all. But for travelers, I must report that this garden is a) a challenge to reach; b) small and not highly varied... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

There was a Triathlon taking place and unfortunately much of the area was blocked off due to the race. What we did see was pretty...but we missed a great portion of it.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

With reluctance, we entered the botanical garden. But, upon getting inside... we were astonished to see the floral treat. From tiny to large, plain to colourful... just amazing variety of flowers. There is a nice restaurant also inside. Don't miss it!

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Indoor greenhouse with plants and arid plants section, outdoor ponds with lotus flowers, labeled plants for you to learn from This place is big and beautiful, you could spend an entire day here. Highly recommended.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Good collection of tropical plants, but very few from other areas. There is still lots of places to expand and introduce more species.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Pleasure to visit such beautiful place like this one.When in Zurich a must. Great for family and kids.Great break if you are in Zurich for business or couples.Good transportation(trams and buses)Highly recommended.

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Groningen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Easy to get to by public transport - bus as well as various trams. A really very wonderful botanical garden; large, well-labelled, beautifully landscaped. There are three interconnected glasshouses for tropical plants. It's all a hilly place, and the splashes of color on the lawns is breath-taking. Great place for insect photography as well. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went here and were not disappointed. The place is peaceful with lots of greenery and fresh are. There are many flowering plants and well as other medicinal plants, bushes, shrubs, and trees. There is a small pond and three biomes. There are many upslopes and down slopes to walk . We went there right after it had rained a... More 

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