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The walk through the botanical gardens takes about an hour +. This is possibly the largest collection of palms anywhere, we took the available audio guides which we found very helpful and helped to ensure you saw everything. Not a tour that would fascinate many...More
If you like a palm tree, then this place is worth a visit. Cheap entry too. Had no idea there were so many different types of palm tree. Unique & interesting. Lovely walk around the gardens. Great view of Santa Cruz too. Free parking, but...More
Visited the palmetum on what started a cloudy day. So glad we ended up here. It was a lovely quiet day, nice gardens and great views. The city rubbish dump has been converted into a great attraction. Well worth a visit.
The palmetum was a lovely and very informative place, great views and very well kept, teeming with wildlife, the only thing that prevents me giving this a 5 star is that all the information beyond the plants names and original location is in the guide...More
We walked to the Palmetum without really knowing what to expect, and when we arrived we didn't think that it looked that appealing.
We considered not bothering going in, but decided that as the entrance price was quite reasonable we may as well go and...More
What was previously a large high rubbish tip in 1970,s is now a large and varied palmetium, with great mixture of trees, flowering shrubs, trees and cacti. Some super views and easily accessible, with lift for those who can't do stairs. Definitely worth a visit,...More
Be sure to check out the exhibit and film left to the ticket entrance first before starting your walk to the right of the ticket entrance. Best to go in a generally anti clockwise direction. The Palmetum has good viewing spots and seats. Signs are...More
A place which used to be the city dump at 1970's has gone through a total face wash and turned out to be a very beautiful garden. A 40m high hill is now a place where one can see examples of various palm trees around...More
We enjoyed this garden as it had such a variety of palm trees and they were grouped according to the area of the world which they came from. There were good views over the city and especially of the Opera House. The indoor display explained...More