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Tartu University Botanical Garden

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Address: Lai 38, Tartu 51005 , Estonia
Phone Number: 372 7376180
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Description: Come and visit one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in the world (founded...
Come and visit one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in the world (founded in 1803). The Botanical Gardens were designed under the supervision of world-famous botanists, Prof Ledebour and Prof Bunge.The Botanical Gardens currently belong to the University of Tartu and they are used as a study base for students. The Botanical Gardens introduce new decorative plans and different methods of landscaping.Interesting facts:- there are 6500 species of plants from all climatic belts of the world in the Botanical Gardens, which makes it the most species-rich area in Estonia;- the palm house of the Botanical Gardens is the biggest in the Baltic States and also the richest in species.
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Not too big but beatiful

Went there when they were building something, but that didn't affect us, it was only in front. Really nice walk and beautifully done.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went there when they were building something, but that didn't affect us, it was only in front. Really nice walk and beautifully done.

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Tartu, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

While the Garden is located only 10 minute walk from my home, I visit those very often with my wife. Plants, collected over 100 years, are disposed systematically and information in 3 languages is short, but very good. Garden is open at May to November, greenhouse around of the Year. Now is the rosen-time and I'm planned, visit the Garden... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A must when travelling to Tartu with children, it is located close to the old city of Tartu. The surroundings of the botanical garden also very nice and beatiful to walk thru.

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Monza
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very well kept and organized, it is a delight to explore or to spend some time in. Plenty of good ideas for your own garden. A very good collection of Hostas among many other things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

These gardens have been around for over a century. It is affiliated with the university. It is located near the river. There are two parts to the garden. The outside circles the building and there are multiple paths to walk through the plants, flowers, and trees. A small pond exists. Also, there is a rose garden at the corner of... More 

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Lohja, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I loved this park, it is open from 7 AM till 9 PM in summer time. The greenhouses are open from 10 till 5 PM and there in an entrance fee of 3 EUR. The garden is free of charge and you can spend hours there admiring the roses, the pond, lilies, conifers, leaved trees, waterlilies, statues, clematis, peonies, moss,... More 

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Kauans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Beautiful, well organised and cosy plase. Not only wonderfull flowers but also plenty of spots to be alone.

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Lovely grounds to have a walk around in, very pleasant and peaceful place just next to the Old City. Well worth a visit, though we didn't go into the green house as it was quite a warm day when we were there.

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SLC, UT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We met with some locals who our son had known and worked with when he served in Tartu as an LDS (Mormon) missionary. We had a nice picnic in the botanical garden grounds, and then walked around and saw all the plants and flowers. It was very nice.

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Lahti, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Entrance fee is cheap so we decided to pop in. We spend there an hour. Surprise surprise, there was plants. What else can you expect from a botanical garden.

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