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“Glasshouses and gardens” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Botanical Gardens (Hortus Botanicus)

Botanical Gardens (Hortus Botanicus)
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Glasshouses and gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

It was easy to spend several hours here - there was so much to see from the palms in the glass houses to the orchid collection. The gardens are extensive and beautifully cultivated and there is a large indoor/outdoor restaurant and a shop.

Visited March 2014
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“Nice place to go and enjoy the beautiful walk after lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

This place is fabulous to combine with a nice walk and a visit to the Hortus Botanicus. You can have a really nice lunch outside the
park. Is very peacefull. When the weather is good and sonny you'll enjoy the most. and not too expensive!

Visited August 2013
Thank Patricia G
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful-even in February!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

We went just as the crocuses were starting up outside, so that we wouldn't have to compete with too much of a crowd, and it was lovely.

The green houses are a real treat, extensive, well maintained, and full of beautiful and exotic plants, but the grounds were also beautiful even in the chill and nearly bare landscape of mid February. This year spring has come early, but still, it was a delight. We will return often!

If visiting with little kids, there are lots of stairs to climb to different levels of the green houses, so if you're pushing a stroller or have kids too small to climb much, you may not get the whole experience.

Visited February 2014
Thank Clara G
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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

I don't understand much and wouldn't say I'm especially interested in exotic plants but this is a nice place :) I visited during open heritage days so the entrance was free, not sure how much it usually is. It's centrally located and easily accessible in a very picturesque are of Leiden is you ask me. They have some really nice plants inside.. impressive either because they've been around for so many year or because they're simply beautiful or because they lool interestingly weird like cactus that look like flowers :)
I can recommendation visiting the gardens!

Thank Katrin B
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“leiden botanical gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

the renovated hothouses are not as lush as they were before the renovation but time will heal the wounds of renovation.
The japanese "Siebolt Memorial Garden" and fernery are some of my favorites in this historical garden.
One of the few gardens with free entrance for "museum-jaar-kaart"-(museum-pass) holders.
A good combination is nearby" Siebold-huis":museum of Japanese -Dutch connections.

Visited January 2014
Thank bas k
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