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Jardin Botanico

19 de Abril 1181, Montevideo, Uruguay
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Ranked #46 of 81 Attractions in Montevideo
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors

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Savannah, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Unkept gardens, weeds and grass everywhere, dying herb and edible garden filled with weeds. So, so very sad! No flowers, nothing exotic... basically a poor maintained park! BTW, museum in the premises is closed for maintenance and the green house is covered with tarp and falling apart... The good thing: it's free, otherwise I would had been very mad about... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The Jardin Botanico is approximately 30 minutes bus ride from the centre of Montevideo. It is primarily a collection of trees and shrubs found in Uraguay, with few flowers. We did observe several parakeets flying about. The gardens are free to enter. They are relatively new, and will take some time to develop fully.

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The Jardín Botánico in barrio Prado, Montevideo, is the first and only botanical garden in Uruguay. It is adequately curated and maintained, but lacks the formality and grandeur I expected from such a large botanical garden. It is more like a park with strategically planted collections of trees and shrubs, there is no charge for admission and it is a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

It was lovely to just give a little walk through these botanic gardens. Lovely with good weather. You can see different types of trees and flowers but is basically a green place in the city.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

No matter the wheather, is a beautiful place where you can find different kind of trees, plants, etc. You may enjoy peace and calm in the middle of the city and in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Montevideo.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This is a very pleasant park to wander around and enjoy the trees, shrubs, birds etc. You can still hear traffic, but it's not too intrusive. In general it's well-maintained, but this time of year probably isn't the best, as most of the flowers have gone. Loved the huge trees, lots of varieties, and some pretty fountains and statues.

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Durham, NC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The garden has a nice collection of flora (and birds), but it is operating on a shoe string. The grounds are clean, but it was obvious that the resources for maintaining the plantings are limited.

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Logan, Utah
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Great place to talk a peaceful walk with beautiful scenery in the big city. In the spring (December) great flowers, especially loved the hydrangeas.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

A little bit far from the mainstream Montevideo, in very elegant neighborhood the "Jardin Botanico" is a very beautiful one. It's organized to be a World's replica - the garden is divided by two aisles that represents the Ecuador line and the Greenwich line dividing the botanic garden in 4 sections - the northern east hemisphere, the southern east hemisphere,... More 

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Piriapolis, Uruguay
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The so called botanical garden is a beautiful Park, where we normally walk around to enjoy the beautyful nature. Unfortunately we never found the green houses open for public yet. Normally we combine the visit with the Jardin Japonese which is close by at Av. Millan, behind of the Museum of fine arts. We have been there yesterday and were... More 

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