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Jewel of Botanic Gardens

Tropical Ravine is the jewel in the crown of Botanic Gardens having gone through a recent extensive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Fantastic renovation!

I have known the Tropical Ravine for years, but visited today for the first time in years. What a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 4902
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tropical Ravine is the jewel in the crown of Botanic Gardens having gone through a recent extensive £3.8 million refurbishment, thanks to funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, Belfast City Council and Friends of Botanic Gardens. A remarkable building with energy efficient heat and humidity systems,...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have known the Tropical Ravine for years, but visited today for the first time in years. What a transformation! The renovation has really changed the place - the building is now solid and secure. The plants are thriving in their new home, and it...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

A fine display in both the tropical and temperate areas. Lots of info from the fab Chloe and Lewis. Will definitely come again.

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Great to see it back to its glory after several years closed awaiting refurbishment. Took our family who have never been inside before and everyone really enjoyed the range of plants on display and the layout. Some interesting audio presentations in addition to a range...More

2  Thank theis
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

I haven't been to the ravine in say 20 years and I was expecting to be amazed,I had an 11 year old with me. The ravine is all new in terms of the architecture with large windows but it seemed to me that the enormous...More

1  Thank kadhan
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Much anticipated visit to the newly refurbished Tropical Ravine during a visit to Botanic Park. Firstly, the automatic doors weren't working, ok for us but anyone needing assistance would have struggled to open the doors. The heat hits you when you enter and on first...More

Thank Beehiverocks
Reviewed July 25, 2018

How can this have been allowed to happen? Have eagerly awaited the reopening of the ravine following renovation. Having visited many times before, it's always been fascinating, magical and memorable. What a disappointment. Engineering is heavy handed; the new imposed metal work visually overpowers the...More

1  Thank Honeybunny44
Reviewed July 23, 2018

If you don't know what this is. Imagine the set of Moonraker with James Bond in the Amazon Rainforest. This is it but its real plants and running water.

Thank Carnalbanagh
Reviewed July 22, 2018

A lovely place to visit when strolling in Botanic Gardens. Relaxing and pretty. Definitely worth a peep.

Thank okim
Reviewed July 22, 2018

A pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Bright, clean and easily accessible. Lots of information about the plants set out in a clear and interesting way. The photos are super for helping you to identify the plant.

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