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Address: Kerklaan 34 | Haren, 9751 NN Groningen, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 050-5370053
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Botanical Garden Groningen

This garden is in Haren, south of Groningen. Take the bus not the train, it gets you nearer to the Garden, even then it is a good walk to get there. This is a wonderfully large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A beautifully designed garden a few kilometers from the city. Even in March it had things to appreciate. Water, rockeries, winter-flowering shrubs, chinese garden etc. Well worth a few hours.

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This garden is in Haren, south of Groningen. Take the bus not the train, it gets you nearer to the Garden, even then it is a good walk to get there. This is a wonderfully large botanical garden, well labeled and maintained. The Chinese Garden in particular is superb. If you take your Schatkaart, which is available for free at... More 

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Oxford
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Bit of a swine to find as they don't seem to put many signposts up, but worth it. I am not usually keen on gardens but I really liked these. Loved the scale of the place and the variety. One tip - don't miss the bees!

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Tongeren, Belgium
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105 reviews 105 reviews
7 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Nice garden and park but some parts are neglected. A Chinese section set around a souvenir store. I can imagine that locals buy a season ticket if there are no other free parks in the neighborhood but this is definitely not a tourist destination

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Saint Petersburg
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A broad collection of plants in the gardens and the greenhouse, the Chinese garden is especially attractive. Plenty of space as well if you want to get some quiet away from the crowds.

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Helsinki, Finland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Quite large garden area ideal for a Sunday walk and relaxation. On a good weather provides an alternative to a city walk. Many different gardens inside, some of them sem to lack maintenance resources. There is still a lot see, so reserve enough time. You can even view inside a bee nest. The gaden is outside the city and can... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Hortus is lovely for that mid-afternoon wander and then tea at the Pavilion. Very relaxing. Maybe not so much for younger children.

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Baarn
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

It's beautiful when you love flowers, trees and other nature to watch this garden. There are also nice buidlings to see and water. If you have the oppertunity and you like these parks and gardens, go.

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Amsterdam
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Delightfully beautiful collection (both indoor and out) of plants from different biomes. I love the palms and the orchids! Small enough to do with (small) children within them getting bored.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Hortus is the biggest botanical garden in the Netherlands. Made up of smaller themed gardens Hortus has given us a lot of inspiration for planting in our own garden. The arboretum is beautifully laid out so that you feel your walking through many different landscapes. The gardens have had problems in the past due to a lack of public support... More 

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