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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 96 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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São Paulo, Sp
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248 reviews 248 reviews
77 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
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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46 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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44 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The botanical gardens are a great place to escape the stress of the city. We spent the last day of the year here in lovely sunshine. Obviously, there is not that much to see plantwise in the middle of winter, but the three (newly renovated) big greenhouses all made up for that. Will come back here when it is warmer... More

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Cairns, Australia
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61 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I was cycling the city of Zurich when I came across a small sign. Took a chance and wow what a reward. It is part of the University so they have money but they also did something great with it. Fantastic opening hours and facilities. Take 2 to 3 hours or even half a day and explore! So much to... More

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Innsbruck, Austria
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Its worth visiting. The garden is really health and organized. Lots of different climate types and an incredible green diversity. Really nice fruit tree collection from over the world.

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