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Orto Botanico di Lucca

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Address: Via del Giardino Botanico 14, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0583 583086
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A fascinating oasis of calm

There is a small charge for entry to these gardens, but they are well worth a visit with many unusual species indoors or under glass. Even if you are not into plants these compact... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 11, 2016
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Milngavie, Scotland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This garden is pleasant to walk round, although it doesn't take long to see everything as its only small! It's very close to the city walls, and in fact you can see most of the garden from your walk along the walls. However we were there in October, and the Autumn colours of the trees were rather lovely!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Torre Guinigi (amazing by the way) and bought the combined tickets to the botanical gardens. We were in there about 20 minutes and had seen it all. Might be the time of year (October) but very little to see and only a short walk.

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Thank Frances K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

There is a small charge for entry to these gardens, but they are well worth a visit with many unusual species indoors or under glass. Even if you are not into plants these compact gardens are worth a visit for some calm and shade away from the bustle of historic Lucca.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Definitely one of my favourite attractions in Lucca, we came across the gardens whilst walking along the city wall. There is a small charge for entrance but well worth it for the hour or so spent admiring the trees and plants. The gardens were founded in 1820 for the purpose of research and teaching and they are a fascinating and... More 

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Southern California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Great place for a quiet stroll and restful contemplation in a small garden. Some very interesting trees including giant redwoods. My wife is a landscape architect so she was really into it; I enjoyed it also.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This is quite a small garden but well worth the time to see the specimen trees, pond, glass houses and read about the trees in the context of both the exploration of the world and the various local palace builders who introduced exotic plants and trees. There is a huge cedar and you can learn about a fascinating local scary... More 

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Crewe
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

There is a charge for entry. The gardens are modest in size and contain some interesting specimens but, whilst reasonably well cared for, the gardens are short of the high standards of many other botanic gardens.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

A quiet and cool spot to while away a couple of hours free from the hustle and bustle of the tourist hot spots. Fine examples of large trees including Cedar of Lebanon and Sequoia as well as a small cactus house.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Probably been spoilt in seeing some amazing botanical gardens in other places. These are well kept and pleasant enough but not worth a long walk to get to them. They appear to be more for teaching purposes than for visiting for pleasure.

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Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

for the nature lovers it is a good place for walking in a good weather. also it looks fine even in a rain

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