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“Peaceful near the City”

The Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University
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Ranked #52 of 297 things to do in Krakow
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Owner description: A beatiful and informative Botanical Gardens, a short walk from Old Town
LEICESTER
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Peaceful near the City”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

On a very hot Friday we walked to the gardens. They are not well signposted - a makeshift sign on the right was all there was. The gardens are split into distinct areas i.e. arboretum, medicinal, collections. The ice-cream vendor at the far end was very welcome. Regrettably the glasshouses are not open on Fridays. Gardens are very well maintained but toilets a bit below par.

Visited August 2013
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Foulksmills, Ireland
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“Definitely worth finding this little gem”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

It would definitely be worth your time trying to find this little gem in Krakow, it is only a short distance from the centre but is not too crowded with tourist so you can relax and check out the amazing glasshouses

Visited July 2013
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“This one takes you by suprise😊”
Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We walked from the Stare Miasto, beautiful walk, not far.
This place takes you by surprise, it is unpretentious, but after you enter you will be amazed at the beauty and tranquility here.
I am so happy we came.

Visited July 2013
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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“A beautiful garden in the mid of the city”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you have some free time and you are tired just go there and relax. The garden is most beautiful in spring time, when magnolia trees are full of flowers. There is pond, big green house with tropical flowers and trees. Students are coming there to study books in calm atmosphere.

Visited May 2013
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Cornwall
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“A lot more there than you first expect”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Starting in the old town square, walk to the left of St Mary's Church and keep going straight on for about 15 minutes until you reach the Astronomical Observatory on the right hand side. The entrance is to the far right after you go in through the front gate of the Observatory - we walked straight past on our first attempt at finding the garden but although it looks like you're walking into the Observatory, you really are in the right place!! We walked in expecting a lot from the guide book pictures and I have to confess I was initially disappointed. It looked relatively small and I didn't think it was worth the time out of our trip for a visit. As we walked down through the Beech Woods, then found the Palmeria, and then realised how big it actually was and started finding new areas, then a Japanese Garden etc I forgot all about my initial disappointment and really enjoyed the visit. There was so much more than I initially thought, and every time we thought that was it, we turned a corner and found another bit. We passed an entire afternoon in the gardens, with so many ponds and plants and trees and flowers - plus both hot houses were wonderful. Certainly worth a visit, and don't be put off by the initial appearance of being small - it's anything but!

Visited May 2013
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