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Botanic Gardens

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Address: College Park, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 07767 271683
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Enjoyed the "glass house" and the grounds

We did not take an extensive tour of the Gardens but did enjoy the greenhouse where they housed the palms and other tropical plants. It was a marvel of Victorian architecture... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
DINKSinOntario
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London ON
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London ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not take an extensive tour of the Gardens but did enjoy the greenhouse where they housed the palms and other tropical plants. It was a marvel of Victorian architecture using steel ribs and curved glass, an innovation at the time of its construction. One central room with two wings, one on each side. The top and some side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a pleasant place to relax after a long day walking in the city. The gardens are beautiful (especially the roses). It is a must see attraction in Belfast.

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Thank Helene D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a lovely time, great for a sunny day in the park there is something for both young and old. Safe, fun and free.

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Thank Nat B
Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful. We took a stroll through the gardens just before dusk. Dark comes early in Ireland so be sure to visit the garden while there is some amount of daylight.

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Thank Travel_to_Write
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The botanic gardens and the palm House are well kept and there are some beautiful plant life and flowers to see. We stopped here at lunchtime to enjoy our sandwiches and the surroundings were perfect. The rose gardens were stunning and the willow tree is a favourite. If you want a chill out day in the park on a sunny... More 

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Thank Charlotte P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this to have a break from the city and found it a lovely, quiet oasis of calm. The green house was really quite beautiful with an astonishing array of succulents and tropical plants in flower. The rose garden was also gorgeous, very well kept and smelt amazing. Worth visiting if you want to while away a couple of... More 

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Thank Michelle B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to spend a relaxing afternoon on a nice day, especially as the Ulster Museum sits within the gardens, so easy to put in a very full day between the two. The famous arboretum and butterfly house is wonderful by itself and provides useful shelter from the odd shower! Everything free, so a great venue for families, picnics etc.... More 

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Thank Norvegicus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really nice spot to visit on a sunny day. Look at the rose garden and relax Had a nice time there.

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Thank Sigga S
ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great diversity of plants! My only quibble would be that very few are named and even less have the common names instead of the Latin names. Would appreciate some name tags, but otherwise an interesting and well kept garden.

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Thank faunast
york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice visit but would have preferred to see the whole area as past of the gardens are under re development.nice tropical area with lots of interesting plants you wouldn't come into contact with usually

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