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Hortus Haren is one of the oldest and largest botanical gardens in the Netherlands. The Chinese garden is unique in Europe and is designed by a famous Chinese landscape architect. You can walk behind the waterfall and smell the great fragrances of...more
The garden is big and easily accessible but unfortunately poorly maintained. If you have seen some decent botanical garden before then you'll definitely be disappointed. The price feels unfair for such a poor place. Fortunately there was quite a nice sculpture exhibition in the garden...More
Neglected to the point of embarrassing....don't go. Badly maintained, worse than the local parks. Poor refreshments. Why is it still open and charging visitors?More
Hendrick M, Public Relations Manager at Hortus Botanicus Haren, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018
What a great pity you didn't like it. We are really curious about your visit, as the gardens are now an abundance of beautiful flowers.
It would be nice to hear more details, are you willing to mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org? As we...More
Went with my Dutch daughter in law last week and did not want to leave ,as was so soothing and stunningly beautiful There are themed gardens I especially loved the Chinese garden and Rock garden also the Woodlands It was so breathtaking and I can...More
We had a great time in this hidden botanical garden a few kilometers from Groningen. The entry for students is 4 euro which is quite reasonable. Really loved the Chinese pavilion part of the park. Though for future visit it is better to visit in...More
The food is very ordinary, and not even convincing: bland, and uninteresting. The Nasi isn't. TheNi Hao group used to do much better - in the 1990's the old Ni Hao itself was even in the Michelin Guide. But this quality of food (similar to...More
The Hortus in Haren is always worth a visit. It's large enough for a good walk, but if you don't want to walk very far can choose to stay close to the entrance and just visit the beautiful Chinese garden. This garden was sponsored by...More
If you are in the area, it is worth a visit - in part to see the fascinating upmarket neighborhood with rather grand houses that line the route from the train station (20 min walk or there is a bus from the train). The entrance...More
The Chinese garden has a nice atmosphere. The rest of the gardens were not so special. Spend a few hours walking but the Pokemon Go gyms were much more interesting at this place.
Shame of the EU 8,50 entry