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Orto Botanico di Palermo

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Address: Via Lincoln, 2/A, 90123, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 23891236
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Inexpensive and great little botanical garden

We have visited many botanical gardens and this is a unique and great little botanical garden. It is a part of the research university and it is little overgrown and weedy in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
James O
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Bronx, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the garden mostly to hide from a hot sun. You pay 5 euro entrance fee, the garden is really big but it seemed so sad and kind of abandoned, plants were dry and seemed to be dead on a sun, and if you go, please use the insect repellent, trust me, i was scraching my ankles for... More 

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Ijsselstein, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Call it what you want. But name plates in grass does not impress us. Also nice flowers in totally then pond is very sad. Sure there is nice areas but the is not with the money.

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited many botanical gardens and this is a unique and great little botanical garden. It is a part of the research university and it is little overgrown and weedy in spots, but this just adds to the character. There are a lot of shady spots for the summer time. Overall, we enjoyed our experience here.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really not for the average traveler. It's a botanical garden where plantings from the New World and elsewhere were first introduced to Sicily. If you admire the bougainvillea and jacaranda in Palermo, thank the Orto Botanico. If you're a plant nerd, like me, it's very engaging. Be aware: it's not maintained like a formal garden. If that's what... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We enjoyed walking around the Botanic gardens. It was very interesting to see all the different trees and shrubs. Especially as many are so very different from what we get at home. Well worth a visit.

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Koege, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We visited this garden on Sunday 12th June, when there was a bookfair in progress and entrance was free. Sadly the garden has seen better days and it appears totally neglected.There was an interesting collection of cacti, but I lost interest in the visit, when a long black snake slithered in front of us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This was lovely, I liked the layout and it was obviously popular. We went on a Sunday and weren't charged - there doesn't seem to be much to do in Palermo on a Sunday so it was a welcome find. It was a very hot day and there was plenty of shade and places to sit, shame there wasn't a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Good place for the whole family and for the whole day. Amazing plants!! Amazing bug life!! Sadly seemed neglected, could be even better!

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A haven of silence and home to many, many unusual plants from around the world it is a pleasant place to spend time in the cool shaded walks. Unfortunately, it is also badly neglected; the irrigation channels are broken and blocked. Many of the beds are empty, the glass houses show signs of poor and long overdue maintenance and the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I dropped by here almost by accident when I was exploring the city, it was only €5 for entrance so I thought heck why not take some time to explore it and try out my new macro lens I bought for my digital camera. The gardens history can be traced back to 1779 making it the oldest garden in Europe... More 

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