Jardim Botanico Plantarum

Jardim Botanico Plantarum, Nova Odessa: Hours, Address, Jardim Botanico Plantarum Reviews: 4.5/5

Jardim Botanico Plantarum
4.5
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

4.5
346 reviews
Excellent
252
Very good
83
Average
5
Poor
3
Terrible
3

Pleo79
Campinas, SP44 contributions
Mar 2013 • Family
Great place to test your photography skills, you'll have awesome backgrounds for your portraits and crop body pictures. Spend sometime watching the beautiful species they have there.
Written May 30, 2013
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Christopher Maskulak
Sumare, SP11 contributions
Aug 2012 • Couples
You could spend easily a half day walking slowly. Bring your camera! As you walk around the park you never see the same thing twice. 3,500 species a mixture of local, Brazilian and exotic species.
Written August 3, 2012
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Tony B
Campinas13 contributions
A very wide range of trees, bushes and other plants from the whole of Brasil;
Written March 20, 2012
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Marcos L
Sao Paulo, SP62 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
THis is a great one-day escape trip from the São Paulo madness; The garden has many beautiful corners and very interesting specimens, some I had never seen before.
Two restaurants are available to allow you to extend your visit to a day-long trip. Highly recommended!
Written March 21, 2018
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jmoToronto
Toronto, Canada53 contributions
Mar 2018 • Business
This is an excellent botanical garden which has over 3000 individual kinds of plants and trees. An amazing place to spend a 1/2 day walking, and sitting in shaded areas that encourage reflections.
This Jardim also has a first class restaurant as part of the gardens. Reservations are not necessary though the only way to get here is to drive.
This place is definitely worth the effort to get here.
Written March 4, 2018
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moermelie
82 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Arriving at the gate, it is necessary to announce yourself before getting access to the parking area. People at the reception are very friendly. Backpacks are not allowed, not even small ones, nor food or drinks outside the restaurant areas. We opted for the brochure guided tour and even though many plants are identified, I felt the need for at least a bit more information, some more details or anecdotes here and there would have been welcome since the brochure only contains the map and rules for the visitors.
The gardens with an amazing variety of plants are very well maintained and organized. The exposition though was not ready and the souvenir-shop had been reduced and moved to the reception. We had our lunch at the self service restaurant inside the garden: simple but delicious and we tried the fresh jackfruit juice, yummie! Friendly staff.
Written March 4, 2018
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Abe Z
Munich56 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
We went there recently in a small group of 5 people in the context of a small company event in Campinas on a Monday. Normally, the garden is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but for the fee of 1000 R$ (as mentioned on their homepage) they offered to give us a guided tour by the founder of the garden himself, Harri Lorenzi. He is a remarkable person, very knowledgeable and author of numerous botanical books. This place tries to convey the significance and value and abundance of the Brazilian flora to the visitors and particularly to the Brazilian people themselves (locals have free admittance!). The garden is well maintained, all the plants carry name plates, and there are a few sculptures referring to the myths of the indigenous indian tribes. They are also involved in the conservation of endangered plant species and host students for research projects. At the entrance, there is a beautiful little shop and you can also buy some plants and seedlings. There is also a good restaurant at the site.
If you've seen other botanical gardens in Brasil, many of which are either in a pitiful condition or are hardly more than nice parks with old trees, than you will recognize what a gem this place is.
Unfortunately, there are no guides tours on a regular basis, but for a group of up to 15 people they will charge 540 R$ (about 135 US$), which is well worth the money. (But you need to schedule the tour in advance!)
Written July 20, 2016
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Ron_and_Marion
Basingstoke, UK11 contributions
Feb 2016
Lovely afternoon spent ambling about the park. Many interesting plants, beautiful lake. Low cost afternoon well spent.
Written February 9, 2016
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ValeriaBarreira
Brazil819 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
You can't miss it. It's only R$20 a head. A coherent environmental and landscaping project that is on a par with the best gardens around the world. Seven km of winding footpaths where you can gaze at luxuriant nature and breathtaking landscape. Everything is absolutely well cared for, all plants are clearly identified. There are benches all around. There's a place for outdoor events (e.g. weddings) and a ballroom. The place is so innovative that you can't buy a bottle of mineral water. That's just garbage. You get free cold water from water fountains. Brilliant! You are allowed to step on the grass and it feels great to lie down for a nap in the shade of a glorious tree right after lunch. And there are no trash cans either. You're supposed to be accountable for your own garbage.

Toilets are sparking clean.

There's an affordable buffet style restaurant serving homemade food and a fancy a-la-carte restaurant. There's a souvenir shop. Service is friendly and welcoming. You can get juices, soda and a cold beer if you like.

Best way to get there by plane is to fly to Viracopos (Campinas city) airport, rent a car and drive 40 min to the town of Nova Odessa. There's not much to do in town, so take your time and just spend the whole day at the Plantarum Institute.

The place reminds me of the gardens in New Zealand.
Worth every minute. You can't miss it!
Written November 4, 2015
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