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Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)

Address: Universitat Zollikerstrasse 107, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
Phone Number: 44 634 84 61
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Ranked #15 of 96 Attractions in Zurich
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Affiliated with the University of Zürich, these large gardens feature a huge variety of plants from...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Affiliated with the University of Zürich, these large gardens feature a huge variety of plants from around the world.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Very interesting place, many types of plants, unique design, peaceful area. Good spot to run away from the city.

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

While the outdoor garden is quite average (more of a park), don't miss the tropical domes which contain a wide variety of interesting flora. Despite free admission, it is being very well taken care of - well worth a visit.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited the Old Botanical Garden, which is in downtown. Worth a visit if you have time to spend in a quiet place, surrounded by 300-year trees. We missed the Botanical Garden, which is larger and off-town.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is really a silent oasis in Zürich. Nice place to walk with the family or just lie on the grass and read a book.

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Many types of plants, great place for family, or even solo visit. Spend time on sunny day, do not forget to bring your books if you would like to spend hours here. It would be great to put the pictures of the plant on their guide paper.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My wife is a plant person so this trip had to be on our agenda. I thought it was a little challenging to figure out how get there so here is what I learned: take #11 streetcar from Bürkliplatz to Hegibachplatz. After you exit, look for the sign for the Garden (in Deutsch), then walk down the hill, cross the... More 

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newcastle england
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Really enjoyed this visit. Because they are part of the University they are more "working gardens", than tourist gardens, but very well kept with everything labelled.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a nice botanical garden and a good place to get away from the many people in the city. Worth a visit since it is free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

As far as botanical gardens go this is different ......... In a good way. Easy to get to, although the day we went there were diversions because of track work. Gardens seem to be unkempt but there are labels on everything so it isn't though they are weeds. Downside is that few of the "more information" sheets are in English.... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Botanical Gardens (actually the new location - the old gardens being in the old city) were easily reached by tram and bus. The people in the Visitors Center in the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) were most helpful in planning the trip for us. The gardens are a pleasant place to relax and recharge, with interesting green houses. Definitely not... More 

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