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Botanischer Garten der Universitat

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Address: Schoenbeinstrasse 6, Basel 4056, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)61 / 267 35 19
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Great for spending a sunny day

The park is a great place to enjoy a sunny day. You can walk, picnic, sunbath, and workout. It is 15-20 min away from the center via tram but make sure to visit if you have time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Guzin K
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The botanical gardens was somewhere we thought would be worth a visit, it was but not as good as our expectations! There is an air of tiredness but also an underlying charm! On a sunny Saturday morning it was worth the time getting there, on another dull day probably not worth the effort, this comes from a keen gardener and... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park is a great place to enjoy a sunny day. You can walk, picnic, sunbath, and workout. It is 15-20 min away from the center via tram but make sure to visit if you have time.

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Venice, CA
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

never fails, every time I´m in Basel I feel like haven´t without a visit. so relaxing and always something new. Love the birds in the hothouse.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This botanical garden is free, so we decided it was worth a stroll. I couldn't help but be reminded of London's Kew Gardens - they have a lot of the same exhibits: a tropical greenhouse with birds, a indoor pond with the huge lily pads with spikes underneath, a room with desert plants. There were not a lot of people... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Good for Sunday activity as all other shops are closed. Has many mosquitoes. Plants are few and not well maintained in summer. Limited picture opportunities.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

A lovely little gem of a place to discover. The garden is laid out very clearly. The glass houses are the best. Like a mini Kew Gardens.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

In this wonderful garden you have the opportunity to enjoy a moment of peace sitting on one of the confi benches or strawl through a rain forest.

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

interesting place. not a commercial place at all, just a place in the middle of the city where one can step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy some nice green space. the cat roaming the grounds was a highlight. we had reviewed this place online prior to our visit. expected something more, but this was a nice change... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I like to come here on the weekends. It is free, has a few really nice green houses. A big one with a jungle and animals and a few others - one housing the beautiful Victoria water lily.

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LICHFIELD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Whilst this garden may not be the biggest botanical garden I've ever visited it was never the less very enjoyable, especially the areas where wildlife is encouraged.

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