Plantentuin

Plantentuin, Antwerp: Address, Phone Number, Plantentuin Reviews: 4/5

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bfltd0
London, UK612 contributions
Small but perfectly formed
Jan 2020
This is a relatively small garden with a number of different plants that would be growing, both in the garden and in the conservatory/orangery. However, January is not the best time to look for them! There are some sculptures and water features to keep one interested in the meantime.

Well-kept, peaceful and many benches dotted around for visitors. I am sure it will be more interesting in summer.

There is also a restaurant in the garden that looked busy, even at 4pm, so that may be worth a visit in the future when we return.
Written January 30, 2020
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Cynthia U
Dallas, TX704 contributions
a green oasis in the heart of the city
Sep 2019
a calming place in the hustle bustle of the city. the plantings are varied and i still wonder about the cactus in this climate. plenty of benches for quite contemplation.
Written September 28, 2019
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Stephstraveldiary
Groningen, The Netherlands540 contributions
Nice place to relax and escape the busy streets
May 2019 • Friends
Went here around midday. Lovely flowers and the cactus garden is amazing!
Some benches, so perfect to sit and relax for a while.
Written June 8, 2019
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Miguel S
London, UK138 contributions
Small but big
Apr 2019 • Friends
Small place but full of beautifull plants and sculptures. Amused specially with the humans walking into the soil.
Written April 3, 2019
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Mark H
Rotterdam, The Netherlands579 contributions
Green - even in november!
Nov 2018 • Couples
These botanical gardens are especially beautiful in Summer, but they were a lovely sight to see in November as well. There wasn't as much diversity in colour since most of the flowers had already died, but the grass, the leaves of the trees, and the colourful plants in the greenhouse make this place worth visiting even in Winter!

While I wouldn't say it's a must-see location, the gardens are charming and very centrally located, and offer some natural relief between the towering mansions and streets.
Written December 3, 2018
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Simon v
20 contributions
Very small
Oct 2018 • Solo
The garden was tiny. Nice for people who are living nearby but not worthy of a detour when visiting Antwerp. In fall it is like most is already in winter sleep, while there are enough plants that are still very beautiful now. I expected a lot more.
Written October 15, 2018
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AnnefromBelgium111
Brussels, Belgium280 contributions
Charming and romantic little park.
Aug 2018 • Solo
The 'botonanique' is a tranquill oasis next to a busy street. Small pond flanked by an impressive Gunnera. Something to see in every season! There are also glasshouses, not sure when you can visit them. There is a lovely villa that is an eatery, it used to be a favourite of mine but I find it is a bit too busy at times.
Written August 31, 2018
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broekie53
Antwerp, Belgium61 contributions
A small park and botanic garden
Aug 2018 • Couples
The "Plantentuin" (Botanic Garden) is a small oasis of peace in the heart of Antwerp. The statue of Pieter Coudenbergh looks over a nice collection of some 2000 local and exotic plants, herbs and flowers, some of which are in glasshouse at the back.
Coudenbergh was one of the first scientists to classify plants and is therefor still the "patron" of the pharmacists in Antwerp.
The back wall is that of the old hospital, which is now a convention centre. At the side, in a beautiful little pavilion, you can stop and eat in one of the finest restaurants of Antwerp (Het Gebaar).
Written August 11, 2018
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Victoria
Oxford, UK117 contributions
Really lovely
Jun 2018 • Couples
A really lovely get-away from the hustle and bustle of the centre. It was such a serene garden with many lovely plants and unique art pieces scattered. It is small but not busy at all, so easy to look around in your own time. Shame the cacti house is only open on weekends between certain hours, when we weren't able to visit, but still lovely to peak inside nonetheless.
Written July 7, 2018
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MICHAEL T
Brussels, Belgium6 contributions
Plantentuin Botanic Gardens
Aug 2017 • Couples
On a rainy morning it was an excellent idea to visit the Plantentuin.
Cosy, and intimate. Very peaceful in centre of tuin. Lots of interesting plants and shrubs. Some trees and water features. Compact but worth the visit.
In a hidden corner tucked away there is a restful cafeteria for refreshments and local beers.
Written August 15, 2017
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