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Botanical Garden (Hortus Botanicus)

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All reviews butterfly house exotic plants different species large greenhouse interesting garden plant life butterfly area entrance fee artis zoo worth a visit couple of hours gift shop walk around cactus glasshouse rainforest hothouse
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the oldest botanic gardens in the world, the garden has an interesting display of plants and is attractively laid out. There's a hothouse with raised walkway and orangery with a café. A small shop sells pot plants and other garden items. It was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditionally when I think of a garden visit, I tend to associate it with a day time affair. However, this botanical garden offers a night time visit during Dec-Jan. The price was also reduced during this time. In terms of the atmosphere, it was just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a naturey woman with a love for identifying plants, this was a must see for me. The amount of different species was fascinating. However I did feel that it would be even more spectacular in the summer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jade J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a cold, rainy day I decided to visit the botanic garden. As other reviewers have noted, the garden is amazing, even in the rain. Needing to warm up and dry out, I slipped into the cafe and discovered an oasis from the weather. Lots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alesia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a guided tour; Hortus by night. The guide told about the history of the hortus and showed the most special plants. After that we had a nice glue wine.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Back to nature in a busy city..with quiet places to sit and many plants not found anywhere else to see this is a must see for any visitor..user friendly for the less able too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eileen B
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We haven’t seen such a variety of plants in such a small garden before. Though it may be small, it is perfectly formed. The glasshouses were the highlight, especially as it is November, and the butterfly house was an absolute bonus!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

This place was truly amazing. I come from a family operated garden center and this was totally up my alley! They have three different climate controlled greenhouses with hundreds of different types of plants. I was in AWE. There was even a “tasting greenhouse” where...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely outing. I particularly liked the butterfly house, tropical palms and green houses. I also liked the herb garden. The meandering paths were fun to explore.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

I visited by myself on an overcast weekend in November and spent nearly 2 hours here wondering around looking at the flowers and trees. This place is fabulous and worth a visit, the entry fee is very reasonable given the time, effort and cost to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 24, 2018|
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Response from david n | Reviewed this property |
All year round, they have the palm trees and butterflies under cover but a significant part of the gardens are outside so if you are coming back in spring or summer then I'd wait until then. Especially as the entrance fee is... More
September 9, 2018|
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Response from mary w | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps a dozen or so late blooming tulip varieties were in planters (think buckets) along a short walkway, not the fields of plantings that are famously in the vicinity of Keukenhof. My visit to Hortus Botanicus was the... More
September 8, 2018|
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