We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Botanischer Garten der Universitat

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Schoenbeinstrasse 6, Basel 4056, Switzerland
Phone Number:
+41 61 267 35 19

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 127 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 35
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
  • 1
  • 0
Free beautiful botanical garden

The botanical garden was a great surprise for us. We made some rounds until we found it, but managed in the end. You need to cross the Petersplaz green area (park) or take a right... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Add Photo Write a Review

127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 65: English reviews
Gouda, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
119 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In February we enjoyed the warm glass houses, the lush green and varied plants. Not very big, but a nice free (!!) thing to do on a cold afternoon

Thank DutchLassie70
Dundalk, Ireland
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was January when we visited so there was very little to view in the garden itself. One greenhouse we came across had a good selection of plants which any gardener would find interesting. The tropical house had plenty of plants and a pond with fish. It was difficult to see any birds but it was interesting looking for them.... More 

Thank Maurs78
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The botanical garden was a great surprise for us. We made some rounds until we found it, but managed in the end. You need to cross the Petersplaz green area (park) or take a right from the Spalentor. You can enter each greenhouse(kalthaus) and find another world. And on top of that, it's the place to go after walking hours... More 

Thank Alexandra_Rus
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Basel in the end of January, but the Botanical garden on our list, as I read it's free entrance and the hot houses are still nice in the winter time. It was a little bit hard to find, we went around a little bit until we reached the entrance. The garden itself wasn't green or anything, but that's... More 

Thank Reka_Palko
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

The Botanic Garden is a good place to visit. Here we have found plants that we were not expecting!!!

Thank heldermanuelsilva
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

As you would expect the best part of this site in winter is the hot house. With lots of exhibits growing really well and some colourful plants, it was a welcome contrast to the grey world outside. The best parts were the beautiful tropical birds happily flying around and singing and, of course, the welcome warmth.

Thank Bon444
Level Contributor
32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Although it is a small botanical garden in comparison to other cities, it is very well kept and has free lockers and space to leave jackets (and this is important because it is very hot inside the greenhouses). The highlight: the tropical greenhouse (main one) which has species of birds, frogs and tortoises from around the world. Even though we... More 

Thank FR A
Jupiter, Florida
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

My hotel was across the street. As I do wherever I am, I quickly unpack and hit the streets. Exploring your immediate locale makes my trips much more interesting, less intimidating and gets me in the mood to explore. I stumbled on these gardens and just quietly walked in not knowing if it was opened, much less aware if it... More 

Thank Redfoody2015
Level Contributor
55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A cute little garden to wander about with some glass houses. The tropical one was great with ponds, beautiful birds and even a tiny elevated viewing platform.

Thank Toysietoad
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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 

Thank Chowbins

Travelers who viewed Botanischer Garten der Universitat also viewed

Basel, Canton of Basel
Basel, Canton of Basel
Basel, Canton of Basel

Been to Botanischer Garten der Universitat? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Botanischer Garten der Universitat and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
1 month ago
1 month ago
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Botanischer Garten der Universitat staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?