Ghent University Botanical Garden

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Ghent University Botanical Garden

Ghent University Botanical Garden
4.5

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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium25,766 contributions
Lush greenhouses’
Nov 2021
Walking through Citadel Park from the railway station we decided, on the spur of the moment, to have a look at the nearby University Botanical Garden. In these Covid times, it’s advisable to make a reservation to visit the three greenhouses (Victoria, subtropical and tropical greenhouse) but we were allowed in without because there were few people inside. Entrance is free. We enjoyed having the place almost to ourselves to stroll among the lush vegetation. In one of the greenhouses a big basin was completely drained and several gardeners were at work. November is clearly not the best time to visit. We will definitely give this place another try in spring.
Written November 24, 2021
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Ben M
2 contributions
Wonderful place
May 2021
Perfect place for a relaxing moment of solitude between the trees and plants. Very very enjoyable spot for a zen moment!
Written May 30, 2021
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DinahTate
Malaga, Spain26 contributions
Some interesting plants, but probably best to look round by yourself
Aug 2019
I went with a group who had booked a guided tour, for adults. To my surprise the guide was remarkably patronising (eg: "Who's heard of a hydrangea? of a camellia? of David Attenborough?") - for heaven's sake, we all came of our own volition, and paid, to walk around a garden, so it's fair to assume that each of us had at least some interest in plants! The guide seemed much happier when a family including an 8-year old child tagged onto our group; urging her to stand on the giant waterlily leaf etc. The cactus and succulent houses were very interesting, as was the medicinal plant section (the guide: "This plant, belladona, is very poisonous!" No sh*t, Sherlock!)
Written August 18, 2019
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Minkymonkey
London369 contributions
Interesting
Jun 2019 • Couples
Nice to walk around, excellent descriptions in English and very educational.
It is a short walk from the centre but worth going to.
Written July 7, 2019
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Graham Anthony R
Northampton, UK170 contributions
Wide variety of Plants with excellent Guide
Apr 2019 • Business
It was a cool day and nice to explorme the various hot houses with a knowledgeable guide. Well worth a visit
Written May 12, 2019
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Nick Schamp.
Erondegem, Belgium66 contributions
Like the jungle + secret spot for seeing Ghent from the sky !
Nov 2017 • Friends
free enterance - This was my favorite place between 2007 and 2010 to get a break when i was studying in Ghent, i think i visited the garden and the serres about 100 times. The air inside the serres is so pure and moist, it is really like you are walking in the jungle. A lot beautiful plants in there :)
SECRET SPOT ==> While you are here, get into the University building itself by the front doors and take the elevator to the top floor, then get out and take the few stairs left, there is a door that you should open to get onto the roof top - I used to go there for smoking sigarettes. This will get you the best view of Ghent, no doubt!
Written October 5, 2018
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Greet N
Ghent, Belgium25 contributions
A place of beauty and quiet in the centre of the city
Jul 2017 • Friends
Especially with a guide, the place becomes alive. During the Ghent Festival in July, there are lots of guided tours. I took the one at night: the guide knew about all plants and flowers and explained with a lot of humour and love. The garden is open during the day, the pond is clear and full of life. There is a very large number of different species, there is also a greenhouse with exotic plants.
Written September 27, 2017
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emile.rummens@telenet.be
Ghent, Belgium25 contributions
A must visit for people interested in the diversity of plants
Jul 2017 • Couples
On a few hectares only you can find a very wide range of plants and flowers in nice borders arranged by species or families in a nice garden, or in a systemic classification or in cold and warm greenhouses. Here and there with for common people understandable explanation. Clean and very well kept in order . Best seasons to visit are May ( thanks to the beautiful azealea collection, and summertime. Free entrance between 9 and 17h.
Written September 6, 2017
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mrdom
5,037 contributions
More for the students than the tourists
Jun 2017 • Solo
It's a somewhat interesting garden, with a big collection of plants put together with name tags. It's not put together very aesthetically though and you can't escape the noisy main road. The back of it does have great views of one of the university buildings in the international style (the science faculty?).
Written June 12, 2017
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HelenRichard
Chesterton, UK220 contributions
Small but packed with plants
Jun 2017 • Couples
A nice way to while away an hour in a garden with so many plants and trees. Pull in with a trip around Citadel Park.
Written June 4, 2017
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