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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 botanical garden

The botanical garden is a short tram ride from the city center. The outdoor gardens are very peaceful and a great place to visit on a sunny day. The biospheres of tropical and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Somerset, New Jersey
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Somerset, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The botanical garden is a short tram ride from the city center. The outdoor gardens are very peaceful and a great place to visit on a sunny day. The biospheres of tropical and arid areas are very well done. Great displays of herbs and medicinal plants.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a lovely place for a walk or picnic in the sunshine. It's not very sheltered so it's better on a dry day. There are three domed green houses to hide from the rain but they don't take long to walk round. Overall, it's an excellent place considering it's free.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Zurich Botanical Garden would undoubtedly be splendid in summer but in March it is still sleeping - except in the glass domes that house the exotic collections. These were amazing. Extremely well arranged and tended, and free! That compares favourably with, say, Kew Gardens in London which is superb but expensive to visit.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
23 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The gardens are 5 minutes walk from my office. In spring or summer when the weather is good I often go to eat my lunch there in the peace and quiet.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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71 helpful votes 71 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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4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Ludvika, Sweden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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Canggu, Indonesia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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31 helpful votes 31 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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