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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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Relaxing wanderings

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Birmingham, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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St Helens, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Lai 38, Tartu 51005 , Estonia
Phone Number: 372 7376180
Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Tartu County  >  Tartu

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