Orto Botanico di Palermo
Orto Botanico di Palermo
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • natters14
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom3,313 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, tranquil part of a bustling city - well worth a visit
    My friend and I visited here - funnily enough, and unintentionally, on my birthday during our city break in Palermo. The gardens were beautiful and unexpectedly large and extensive in size but also flora and fauna. Another unexpected thing was how tranquil it felt, you certainly didn’t feel that you were located in the heart of a major city, off a busy main road and near the port. I highly recommend a visit here.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 10, 2023
  • Jacqui S
    Bari, Italy21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much green!
    Orto Botanico di Palermo Palermo So much green! 912125474 Lots and lots and lots of plants and trees.......and lots and lots of mosquitoes! We made the mistake of not carrying repellants - make sure to pack if you're visiting in summer. Amazing botanical garden (about 10 hectacres) that needs a good few hours to stroll around and enjoy everything from bamboo plantations to lotus ponds. It was especially fantastic actually seeing the vine varieties that go into the making of two of my favorite wines!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Cynthia F
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shady paradise
    These gardens are fascinating: full of trees and plants botanically classified and all labelled. The C18 origins shown in the classical buildings, but modern greenhouses reveal collections of cacti and other plants of interest. The avenues of often flowering trees and shrubs provide cooling shade en route to the aquatic plants and tortoises in the pools. The plants are well-cared for. There is a delightful open air cafe
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
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Rachel R
London, UK27 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Shabby unkempt and quite a disappointment. As always the organisation of getting in and out was ridiculous, through one small door which served as entrance, with the inevitable queue, and exit, so prams and people large and small had to squeeze through. The front of the gardens is enormous with many large buildings, so why extra doors couldn't be used at the same time, made no sense. The gardens are very poorly maintained, a shame because the trees and plants are amazing but signs that should keep people off walking on the roots are broken or do not exist. To me it didn't appear to be run by people who love plants. Also the paths are a liability, with portholes and weeds all over the place. Shabby cafè, unbelievable, so easy to make this place stylish.
Written April 25, 2023
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elainegU746IK
Edinburgh, UK20 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Disappointed with this if I’m honest , especially considering the cost to enter - it feels like it’s been neglected for the last few years and is in need of some thorough weeding and tidying up. If you like looking at weeds then this is the place for you - I’m an amateur gardener living in cold Edinburgh and I have more colour in my garden at the moment than this place. Save your money and just visit the Villa Guilia gardens next door for free - spent longer in there than here.
Written April 27, 2022
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JaB
Penkridge, UK102 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The staff on reception did not speak to me or give me a map. I had to interrupt their conversation to ask where to enter the gardens.
The gardens are sparse and look neglected. I've been to so much better than this that were cheaper or even free. The cafe has nice outdoor space but I found the service was very slow and eventually gave up.
Don't waste your time and money on this, it's robbery.
The toilets were good though!
Written May 12, 2024
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Asta365
Kent, TX574 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
The specimens trees in this garden will absolutely amaze you. Taken from locations all around the world, the gardens have more varied species of trees than I have ever seen in a single location. I agree that they could be better kept - hence the less than perfect rating - but you will not be disappointed in a visit. There are are also a wide range of cacti on display.
Written April 14, 2023
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burygirlkeeper
Bury, UK484 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Not worth the entrance fee, we have seen many better for free around the world. Hope the fee goes towards improving the atmosphere. The specimens seem in good condition though.
Written October 6, 2020
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Jacqui S
Bari, Italy21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Orto Botanico di Palermo

Palermo

So much green!

912125474

Lots and lots and lots of plants and trees.......and lots and lots of mosquitoes! We made the mistake of not carrying repellants - make sure to pack if you're visiting in summer.

Amazing botanical garden (about 10 hectacres) that needs a good few hours to stroll around and enjoy everything from bamboo plantations to lotus ponds. It was especially fantastic actually seeing the vine varieties that go into the making of two of my favorite wines!
Written August 22, 2023
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Malin
Stockholm, Sweden24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We understand that the climate would surely be very challenging to keep thirsty plants happy, but we found the garden to be very neglected in several places. The soil and many of the plants seemed to be extremely dry and a lot of dead leaves and branches were laying around on the ground, sometimes in piles and sometimes just scattered on the ground. Despite this we really appreciated our stay as it gave us a brief pause from the busy city life. We do appreciate the greenhouses and the proud historical heritage, but the whole garden needs more upkeep and attention than just in name. Some of the trees and bushes were very memorable, but the overall impression left a lot to be desired in terms of gardening.
Written July 25, 2022
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erikapoperika
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
Lots of interesting trees and a great place for a quiet walk. Looks like it could use more upkeep.

Bought a combination ticket for the garden and the Palazzo Chiaramonte Stern because I thought it would be interesting to see the former inquisition prison. But the cashier at the gardens failed to mention that the Palazzo can only be visited with guided tour and the tour is only in Italian. Would have been nice to know that in advance.
Written January 3, 2022
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Jane Alexander Carr
Oxfordshire, UK46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I had been slightly reluctant to visit due to some negative reviews, however the gardens are really lovely. A great place to leave the heat and noise of the city behind. The garden cafe is a pretty spot to enjoy a drink or lunch.
Written May 15, 2023
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Eugene S
Ellicott City, MD30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
As a trained botanist, I was hoping for a wonderful experience. There are some very fine specimens in the garden but that is where it stops. The garden is a mess. It is poorly cared for. Many plants need attention right away as they need trimming and/or pruning. There are so many weeds that sometimes you cannot discern the named specimens. The cacti and succulent display contains quite a few nice specimens but they need care and in many cases repotting. Right now it would be a waste of time to go to these gardens. It could be fantastic but it looks like no one cares about it. There was a flower and plant show going on and that was the best part of the visit. Each of the vendors cared about what they were doing. Perhaps they could help out.
Written November 2, 2021
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