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Tartu University Botanical Garden

Lai 38, Tartu 51005 , Estonia
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Ranked #6 of 87 attractions in Tartu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, 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... more » 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. « less
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Giessen, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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Helsinki
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
24 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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Tartu, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

If you are nature lover and visiting Tartu, you must go and see how the team has managed the whole area. The outdoor part is free and very calm. Inside, you will find trees from all over the world and I was excited to find their bitter gourd (karela)!

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Derbyshire
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58 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is quite a big botanical garden, with a lot of plants and shrubs. It has some places where you can sit and relax and enjoy the scent of the flowers. I was a bit disappointed with the rose garden. There were not many scented roses. it would also be nice if there would have been a cafeteria, where you... More

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The garden is in the very center of the city and it is free of charge (the outdoor part of it). It is huge and if you are a garden fanatic like me, you'll love it! There are so many plants, trees, flowers there, all laid out well with signs. Every corner has its own character. Even my husband loved... More

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Florence, AL
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I could tell that the place would probably be beautiful in the summer, but being in Early Spring, nothing was blooming yet, so it wasn't very impressive this time of year.

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Helsinki
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Very nice place for a moment of relaxation. The garden is not huge, but there is just enough space for a walk and enough plants to make it interesting. In June the highlight of the visit was definitely the peony garden - lots of them there and in bloom. Fantastic! The littlle rose garden section was also pretty. The greenhouse... More

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Tartu, Estonia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I used to visit the Botanical Garden from my very early childhood, because I lived just some steps away. During soviet time is has special charm because of tropical greenhouses. The garden itself was largely uncultivated, like small forest park with signs of names of the trees and bushes. During last 20 years the garden has been under heavy landscaping.... More

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