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“A quiet respite” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jardi Botanic de Soller

Jardi Botanic de Soller
ctra. Palma-Puerto de Soller km 30,5, 07100 Soller, Majorca, Spain
971634014
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Ranked #6 of 11 attractions in Soller
Type: Gardens
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Owner description: Botanic Garden with interesting collection of plant species from Balearic islands, Canary and Madeira Islands, and Mediterranean islands as Corsica, Sardinia, Crete or Sicily. You can visit as well the medicinals plants collection, cactus collection and autoctonous fruits and vegetables collection.
Warrington, United Kingdom
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“A quiet respite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

The gardens are tucked away off the main road in Soller, but are well worth a visit. They provide a quiet peacefulness and are very well set out to show a variety of Mediteranean plants

Visited August 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“beautiful and vibrant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

A lovely place to relax and enjoy the fragrant smells of the beautiful blooms and to experience the vibrant colours .Close to the town square and the market where you could purchase all sorts of souveniers and clothing ,jewellery a must.

Visited July 2012
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“A good idea but needs better maintenance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The gardens were opened in the mid 80s and are a great idea - to show a range of site-relevant plants - but a few specimens were in very poor shape/needed replacing and many of the fruit trees had a severe fungal infection. There is a laminated English spiral-bound translation of the guide to the indoor exhibits and the little shop has a good selection of reasonably priced souvenirs.

Visited August 2012
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Magdalena76, Curator at Jardi Botanic de Soller, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Dear visitor,
We are a conservation botanic garden, and this means that all the plants we grow in it, must be like they are in the wild. In summer, the Mediterranean area is hot and dry and the plants must survive this period like in nature do. We don't use any kind of fertilizers and pesticides, the visitors can eat any fruit from the ancient fruit varieties collection, and we keep all the seeds from the different island's willd plant collections in our seed bank. We try to do all we can with only two gardeners. We would like to meet you again in the garden and explain you directly any kind of question. Many thanks for your opinion in tripadvisor.
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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“bit nothinggy really”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Nothing special. Arabian(sp?) Gardens at other end of tunnel so much nicer (on way back to Palma) Skip Soller Jardi Botanic and visit these. Immediately on your left as you exit tunnel (Palma side)

Visited May 2012
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“A surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

On first impressions this looks a tiny place but we were amazed to find that we spent most of the day here wandering around the various sections of the garden. This is an excellent place to go if it's hot as there is shade and seats all around. Even the noise from the main road fades and you occasionally get glimpses of the Soller train winding its way down the hillside opposite. There is abundant wildlife making the most of the variety of plants and flowers.

Visited May 2012
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