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Tartu University Botanical Garden

Address: Lai 38, Tartu 51005 , Estonia
Phone Number: 372 7376180
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Ranked #10 of 93 Attractions in Tartu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Come and visit one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in the world (founded in 1803). The Botanical...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Lahti, Finland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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St Helens, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We visited the Botanic Garden whilst exploring Tartu City. The staff was preparing the indoor and outdoor gardens for winter so some areas where closed off to the public and the gardens where nicely maintained. The plants looked healthy and you could still smell a few fragrances but most flowers had died off. There is plenty of photo opportunities there... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We have been there in November when outdoor areas are not on display so we can be only half objective. The inside part was not up to standards. It's got a good selection of plants and a good potential, but unfortunately most plants and especially cacti were in a poor condition. Hopefully in summer the plants look better or at... More 

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very nice garden. I visited during a cold month, so I wasn't able to see the vibrant and flamboyant colors that attracted so many people to the garden. Nevertheless, even in November the garden was nicely kept and looked gorgeous.

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Pontevedra, Spain
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It is gorgeously landscaped, full of beautiful flowers of every kind and colour and with a scenic little lake, and it has lovely quiet corners where you can rest peacefully.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This garden is not so big how it is in other towns/cities but it's decorated in a specific, even unique, manner. I've never seen the place like the central meadow of this garden. Accurate pathways, a lot of benches and playground. Everything is well balanced and you don't have a feeling of exhibition there. If you take a bread you... More 

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Giessen, Germany
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The entrance to the garden is free, you only have to pay for the greenhouse. The garden is really nice, but not very large (but free, have I mentioned that?). It has a lot of different plants and looks well-kept. The greenhouse has the usual stuff, a small rainforest section and a part with desert plants, but it's quite cute.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It is near the center of the town. Many beautiful flowers and plants, a little lake. Take some bread to feed the fish if you have little children with you.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I went to Botanical garden in spring time, and it was so big to chill around in this garden. There also have a lot of different type of flowers. As i know the June and July are the high season for rose. Besides, this garden is really close to city centre so that you don't need to worry going to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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141 reviews 141 reviews
24 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This botanical garden is walled off, so it looks deceptively small, but when you enter, it's quite large with lots of mini-trails to explore. you see families bring picnics, kids playing on the playground, and just a good place to read a book or take a calming stroll. Some highlights: a large hollowed tree enough to fit a person, a... More 

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