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“Dry and deserted”

Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)
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$38.00*
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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden Tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Two 800-yard-long rows of towering royal palm trees are a highlight of this massive garden containing thousands of plants and trees, including every variety of palm tree imaginable.
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Dry and deserted”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Well, for a tropical oasis, the botanical garden is definitely not up to par. They need to put in some flowerbeds among all the nice trees they have. The orchid garden was small and very modest.

Visited September 2012
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Port Angeles, Washington
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“Tropical Delight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

If you enjoy nature including both bird and monkey sounds you'll love the Jardim Botanico. Just went last week and although the entrance is not clearly stated once you you'll be hard pressed to stay less than 3 hours. Suggest you try getting there as early as possible as you'll avoid the crowds and be able to take uncluttered pictures. Highlights were the lush vegetation including giant bamboo trees and amazonian. Fee of 6Real comes to less than $3.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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“Oasis in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

The botanical gardens are a true oasis in very noisy Rio. A one-hour stroll will allow you to see all the key spots, but you could spend hours checking all the trees and flowers.

Visited September 2012
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Pasadena, California
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“Beautiful Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

I know it is hard to leave the beach but a trip to the Botanical Gardens in Imperative. Very beautiful place, gorgeous landscape. They have restaurants there.

Visited April 2012
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London, UK
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“Go see the tiny monkeys!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

We spent a few hours walking around the Botanical Gardens. Take the top walkway where it's quiet and you're sure to come across the band of monkeys playing in the little stream and running across the path. We also saw some tiny little monkeys in a hollow tree - very cute. Loved the avenue of tall palm trees.

Visited September 2012
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