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“unfortunately domes closed though”

Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)
Ranked #18 of 207 things to do in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Affiliated with the University of Zürich, these large gardens feature a huge variety of plants from around the world.
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“unfortunately domes closed though”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

Beautiful gardens - amazing view of the city. Close to a bus stop. Flyers with maps and descriptions of plants in a box near the entrance. No entry fee to wander around the grounds. Lots of benches and shady places to sit and enjoy the view and snack.

Visited May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“A very pretty place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

A very interesting park and great for meandering. There's areas to sit and take a picnic too. Not overly homemade and very natural.

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Kusnacht, Switzerland
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

This is a great place to take the kids for a day in a park. Peaceful, quiet, and beautiful.

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Not bad...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

There are lots of plants to look at with signs, although not all of them are in English, however the Uni has gone to a lot of trouble to sign each and every plant. I was expecting something a bit livelier than what we saw but it was still acceptable. The view on a clear day from the gardens is quite nice and there are lots of shady spots to stop and have a picnic. There is also a cafeteria where you can purchase food and drinks should you forget your own.
We probably won't go back but are glad we made the effort to go out there.
Unless you're a hard core plant lover you can probably complete the circuit in 30mins to an hour.

Visited June 2012
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“Great walk along the lake to reach this”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

Coming from winter, it was lovely to walk along the lake to the green of the botanic gardens. The gardens were interesting, and incorporated the lake to good effect. Flowers etc, lovely to see.

Visited June 2012
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