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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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Come and visit one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in the world (founded in...

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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Cactus everything! And other Green stuff.

We sat down watching Turtles drowning, amazing experience. Would recommend for a hot date, especially fondling the cacti.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We sat down watching Turtles drowning, amazing experience. Would recommend for a hot date, especially fondling the cacti.

Thank J J
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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66 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Not too clean destination.. When i entered i was mostly treated with untidy pathways around the bushes (shrubs i may refer to them as).. However it may be because i was not visiting the place in the right season..

Thank RivieraJetter
Shumen, Bulgaria
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

It is a big and beautiful garden, full of life! We saw many plants, ducks swimming and even a hedgehog. There is a small pond and a pavilion where you can rest. We walked only outside though... should go again some day.

Thank Irena_Chakarova
Tartu, Estonia
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It is a small garden, but reasonably well maintained and diverse, and over 200 years old. Some say the pond was part of the city moat, some that it was dug to get clay for bricks of the the infamous Gunpowder cellar. In any case it is nice. There are special seasons we like, spring of course, but also look... More 

Thank Kala P
Tartu, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Good variety of plants and also lovely orchids which I like. It is quite small, but a lovely place to hang around, have a picnic and enjoy the weather during the summer days. The inner garden is exotic for an Estonian.

Thank LiisiToom
Riga, Riga, Latvia
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93 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Tartu University Botanical Garden 5-10 min walking distance from the center. Depends on time and weather, You can find the garden of different trees and flowers even without entering the big glass building. For sure, when You buy the ticket, You will get more to see.

Thank Valdis T
New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great place just to relax and refresh...fresh air beautiful flowers and they even have small play area.

Thank jeffthecheff
County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We grandparents are keen gardeners in England so were fascinated to see what worked/ what survived here as the weather gets colder. In our family group we had 6 and 9 yr olds who also enjoyed the rambling paths plus literally smelling the roses! We stayed outdoors as it was bright and not too cold but you can pay to... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The botanical garden is in the very centre of Tartu and free of charge. It's a quite nice place to have a walk or read a book. If you are into different kind of plants, you will find quite a variety here.

Thank 109guest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Siggypop

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