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Address: 19 de Abril 1181, Montevideo, Uruguay
Phone Number: 336-6488
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The jardim botanico might be a bit less interesting than the private botanical garden that is nearer to Monte, but in the en this is the real botanical garden. It is less fancy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
Alex M

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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The jardim botanico might be a bit less interesting than the private botanical garden that is nearer to Monte, but in the en this is the real botanical garden. It is less fancy and more to the ground and you might miss some of the fancy stuff but then again it is great to see the collection of plants and... More 

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1 Thank Alex M
Vitoria, ES
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176 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to go with kids, take pictures and have a mate. Nothing special there. Restrooms are awfully ugly but clean. Almost impossible to get a taxi there. Easy to go by bus.

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Thank FabioNP
Kunming, China
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49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Spent the whole day here, picknicking and chilling with a blunt or two. There are some areas that are secluded and nice, and the locals also use this "botanical" garden for relaxation and fun times. The garden is more exotic than the average garden, but as a botanical garden for nature freaks; it's not very awesome. Still, considering it's easily... More 

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Thank JokkusBokkus
Tucson, Arizona
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Overgrown. Poor signage. Bathroom out of order. Weeds. Yep, there are some interesting trees. It is much more like a poorly maintained park than any kind of real botanical garden.

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1 Thank Tucsontravelertom
Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank andyresende
York, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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1 Thank Vicentetato1
Montevideo, Uruguay
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank Liliana S
Telford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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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