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Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)

Universitat Zollikerstrasse 107, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
44 634 84 61
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Ranked #17 of 97 attractions in Zurich
Type: Gardens
Activities: Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Affiliated with the University of Zürich, these large gardens feature a huge variety of plants from around the world.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The three new domed glass houses are great and feature plants from three different climate zones. It's refreshing to see such a well maintained park with educational walks open for free to everyone. Also usually not many people come here, so it's mostly quiet and serene. Only criticism I have is that all the descriptions are in German only. However,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This place has samples of European and world vegetation and is a nice break of all the shopping you can have in Zurich. Worth the visit in a sunny day.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

While no heavyweight in terms of botanical gardens, the plants here are interesting and the entry via the stairs past the wildflower beds is beautiful. Amusing seeing plants we regard as ordinary in Brisbane, Australia, being treated with such care in this climate!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Biological gardens were worth half a day or more. Plants well signed in various climatic zones. Some stunning flowers from all over the world. Particularly enjoyed the domed atmospheres eg steamy rainforest, desert area .Tranquil grassed areas to sit and enjoy the peace, all free! Cafeteria offers a nice choice of hot and cold foods.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

well laid out and easy walking. It was a good day though crisp, I can imagine that in good sunlight it is magnificent.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Awesome location to relax and gaze at all kinds of plants, if you where in zurich and missed this place, go back immediatly. In almost every major city you'll find such jewels, this is definitely one of them

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

whilst looking for something cheap to do in the city we decided to head to the botanical gardens which is actually free to get into. Its not a big area but the plants they have are beautiful and its very well maintained. The domes are basically big hot houses with some great plants and tree to go and look at.... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is basically a park however, there are three large recently renovated domed greenhouses that are worth a visit. There is a small exhibition when you enter the greenhouses with some information (all in German).

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