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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 free spot

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
23 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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28 reviews 28 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
121 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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newcastle england
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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