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“Worth some time because it is free!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais

Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais
Av. Santa Fe 3951, Buenos Aires, Argentina
11/4832-1552
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Ranked #76 of 234 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Libraries, Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: This garden is a fairy-tale haven scattered with romantic twisting pathways, statues hiding around corners, babbling brooks, dragonflies and floral treasures from all over the world.
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“Worth some time because it is free!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We expected more, but not a bad experience overall. I think we had expectations of Brisbane or Rio, which it is def. not. If you have some extra time to kill, then go for about 2 hours or so to walk around. There are much better places to see in Buenos Aires, so if your a tourist with just a couple of days, don't bother. You could pass by the gardens for 2 hours and then go to the zoo which is next door. Difference is the gardens are free and the zoo is not. The fact that it is free might contribute to why it looks so run down. If it werent for so many mosquitos when we went, it would have been a nice place to sit down and bring a lunch.

Visited December 2012
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“Worth walking through”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

A little run down compared to some of the other Botanical gardens in the world but still worth a visit. It is surprisingly large and if you wander a little further into the grounds you will find all sorts of small sub gardens containing a wide variety of plants, trees and seats set in shady areas. Good to walk through - nice to just sit. The French layout and symmetry of the founder Carlos Thays is clear to see. For a more structured visit either get a map from the main office or go on one of the free guided tours that are available on Saturday or Sunday. Our guide was excellent and delivered a great understanding of the gardens without getting too technical about the plants. She was really good fun and even had us answering some basic botanical questions by the end. Not entirely sure how all the resident cats fit in with the scheme of things - but they are friendly and in reasonably good health. Irritatingly the toilets are not in the main house as you would expect but set far out on the right hand side and despite two visits no access to the hothouses or the butterflies - the first lacking keys, the other under refurbishment. By accident we experienced an extra treat while visiting. A 5pm free concert by a quartet of guitar players in front of the main house. Delightful to sit in the gardens, listening to the music. A great way to laze away an hour or two.

Visited November 2012
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“Peaceful walk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Was a very nice garden with people playing music and strangely lots of cats walking around. A quick walk around is enough to see the site.

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“Green place in Palermo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Relaxing time at Palermo, offering wide range of flowers and plant exhibitions. Designed and developed by Thais in early 20th century is fully recommended to have a look in a sunny afternoon.

Visited March 2012
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“Not very "Botanical"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Simply a gated park in Palermo. Lots of trees and flowers, but to tell you the truth its nothing special. I would not call it a "botanical" garden. However, if you are in the area, you might as well check it out.

Visited August 2012
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