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Botanical Garden of Padova

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Address: Via Orto Botanico, 15, 35123, Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 390498273939
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The world's first university botanical garden continues a tradition of...

The world's first university botanical garden continues a tradition of research into plant species begun in 1545.

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The biggest botanical garden I have ever visited.....

The said there are over 5,000 plants & trees & one needs average of 2-3 hours to have a complete view of all this garden - & believe me, this is true ! But the experience is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The said there are over 5,000 plants & trees & one needs average of 2-3 hours to have a complete view of all this garden - & believe me, this is true ! But the experience is unbelievable !!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The modern glass houses compliment the historic gardens wonderfully. A very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours in Padua.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While it may not be the most spectacular Botanical Garden or the most diverse it is recognised as the origins of all botanical gardens in the world so for that alone it is worth a visit.

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Albignasego, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the oldest botanic garden in Europe recently renovated with addition of the biodiversity garden, a serra with the most rare plants. A nice cafeteria for a pleasant rest. between Prato della Valleband the Santo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dating from 1545 this the oldest Botanical Garden in the world. The layout is very special and the plants arranged according to medicinal use in the older part. The newer biodomes are cleverly designed and beautifully planted .An interesting and restful afternoon's visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent this morning there and it was very worthwhile. Very peaceful setting to wander around the botanical specimens. The glasshouses have a wonderful educational facility to teach about global botanical diversity. This is well worth a visit and is very close to the Basilica San Antonio.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Botanical Garden of Padova is close to Basilica del Santo and Prato della Valle. The historical part of the garden is a dive in the old times, the new greenhouses are very interesting and well planned. I enjoyed also the bookshop!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I was visiting the garden in march, it was a little bit plain, but seemed very well preserved and later in the spring or summer it must be beautiful with flowers in full blossom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love history and my wife loves gardens. At home, we have one of the best botanical gardens in the world. This garden is really two gardens: a well-preserved older garden that links it to its historical importance (it was the first garden for studying the medical properties of plants) and a modern botanical garden exhibiting flora laid out by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We were recommended to go to this garden by our landlady in Ferrara, and we were not disappointed. Lots to see, and it made a welcome change from all those Madonnas and frescos!

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