We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)

Neighborhood: Lagoa
Gardens, Nature & Parks
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Rua Jardim Botanico 1008, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 021-294-6012
Website
Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Two 800-yard-long rows of towering royal palm trees are a highlight of...
Two 800-yard-long rows of towering royal palm trees are a highlight of this massive garden containing thousands of plants and trees, including every variety of palm tree imaginable.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$84*
and up
Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Eco-Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 6,823 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4442
    Excellent
  • 1907
    Very good
  • 421
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Most recent review
Beautiful

This garden is not very big, but very pretty. Monkeys and exotic birds can easily be spotted everywhere. I don't think it would be my number 1 place to visit, but would definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
TRAVGIRL01
,
New York City, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

6,823 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This garden is not very big, but very pretty. Monkeys and exotic birds can easily be spotted everywhere. I don't think it would be my number 1 place to visit, but would definitely place it in the top 5. We enjoyed spending a couple of hours here and got some beautiful pictures.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coventry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Fantastic plants, especially in the orchid house. Found the remnants of china (some English) very interesting in the gunpowder factory building. If you are over 60 sign up for a free buggy ride round the gardens as they are so big, it would be difficult to see them all on foot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Every single time we are in Rio my wife takes us to the Botanical Garden: a real nature paradise conceived by the Emperor of Brazil lined up by beautifully displayed palm tree. The roses and orchids are a must, as well as the water fountains. Ask for a guided visit and you shall never stop coming.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Jardim is impressive: the most important Brazilian species can be found here. It is also very relaxing; definitely worth a visit. If you are in Ipanema or Leblon, you could easily walk up there, in just 30-45', passing by the lagoon. Double check the opening time, as sometimes they open at noon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place near Ipanema and Leblon. Poor information to tourist, but yo can be able to contemplate a lot of gardens, giant threes and if you are lucky yo can met little monkeys.

Was this review helpful? Yes
chicago,il
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

we visited this on our first day in Rio. Very peaceful. I fell in love with the tree abricot de macaco. The gardens are exquisite.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If nature, plants and walking are your interests then definitely pop by to check out this place. Its cheap to get in and really wonderful to walk around for a while. I only spent about 90 minutes here but you could spend several hours if thats your thing. Sadly the sensory garden was closed. Hence why only 4 stars.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kampala, Uganda
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The gardens are so immaculately done. On the one hand, you have geometric accuracy while on the other, you get wild virgin forest. It's a very good balance of the two that created a wonderful peaceful atmosphere. I picked up some ideas for my future home too. Jardim Botanico is a nature lover's wet dream!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prangins
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Breathtaking oasis in the middle of the city. Take something to nibble (food points are not good), the parc is huge. If you enjoy nature like me, you can easily spend there 3-4 hours staring at monkies or some strange tropical plants.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
49 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

200 year old Palm trees are the highlight. Being over 60 years old we knew we were able to make use of the golf buggy around the gardens ( as are disabled people and pregnant ladies) but the ticket desk seemed unaware. In fact, you have to buy separate tickets at different desk. The driver was not that knowledgeable but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico) also viewed

 
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
 

Been to Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico) and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Tampa, Florida
14 days ago
Tampa, Florida

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?