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Ghent University Botanical Garden

Address: K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32-(0)9-264 50 73
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Ranked #35 of 104 Attractions in Ghent
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Sussex, England
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413 reviews 413 reviews
93 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The glass houses are not special, victorian structures, they are new and utilitarian, but they have many interesting displays, as do the gardens in general. And they are pet friendly! I can't imagne trying to take our dog into the glass houses at Kew... Full marks

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Bruges, Belgium
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Beautiful gardens next to the university. Great spot for some peace and quiet after visiting the busy center. When we visited the indoor greenhouses were deserted so we had the whole place to ourselves, which was pretty cool. Beautiful plants, great variety and very well maintained. Indeed some information was missing, but for us who are not botany students and... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

We had such a great time in the botanic garden. It's a few minute walk from the museum of fine arts and really worth a visit. I will come back for sure next spring :)

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Bangalore, India
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96 reviews 96 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

For a University garden, this place is small and un attractive. One expects lot many varieties of plant species since university students of botany need to know about them. There was not much of information. The park was lonely and deserted when I visited quite early in the morning

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New York City
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Pretty spot, but with its lack of info and unusual plants, it could pass for any another pocket park.

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

It's quiet and nice, you don't expect to see this in a university environment. Partly inside, partly outside and for free, in summer you will find staff enjoying there lunches.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Very beautiful and quite place. I was delighted with the beauty of rhododendrons. The garden looked like a sea of big and colourful blossoms. It was an amazing view.

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Bucharest, Romania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

If you are in the Citadelpark to visit S.M.A.K. or the Fine Arts Museum, walk for a further 5 minutes to visit this 3 ha full of over 10,000 pplants. It is gree of charge, it has a lake, green houses and a wonderful cafe. Perfect for a break!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

A haven of peace away from the traffic to sit and admire, and read quietly after a visit to the Beaux Arts Gallery.

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Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Tropical greenhouses and and outdoor area. Visit in Spring or Summer time.

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