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“Must see, hear, smell and feel.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)

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.
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Must see, hear, smell and feel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

One of the things that keeps amazing me about Rio is the presence of nature within this 6 million people city. JB is a place where that feeling is enhanced. You feel the forest and the collection of trees is astonishing. The entrance costs 6 r$ which is cheap, because it is an institution run by the Government.
There is plenty of things to see. Three house with bromelias, orchids and "carnivore plants".
Huge water lilies, mini monkeys like the ones in "Rio" - they are called "mikos".
And sometimes the bigger, brown capuchin monkeys come down from the forest and swings by. There's a japanese, well-kept garden and the alleys with the "Imperial Palm trees".
There is a kids <10 years playground with a café and a small pond. And my favorite bakery La Bicyclette has a franchise within the reception area.
Bonus info: There's a back entrance from Gavea and one from Horto.
Bonus info 2: Elderly people can have a tourist ride around the park. Must be reserved at the visitors centre - reservations only on the day of the visit.

Visited February 2013
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful gardens - an excellent afternoon trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Gorgeously tended, clean, tidy, interesting and beautiful gardens - an excellent trip for the family or just to wander and ponder on a quiet afternoon. The shop was rather overpriced and the cafe overrun with wasps, but these are not important to the enjoyment of this fantastic natural area.

Visited April 2013
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“An urban oasis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

A little oasis among the city. Amazing rare species, carefully maintained, showing a bit of the brazilian nature as well exposing a little of brazilian's hisyory, from the Vitória Régias until the Imperial Palm trees. A perfect spot for a calm and relaxing walk, without any hurry, just observing the nature and the stunning views of the Christ Redeemer at the backgroud.

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San Jose, California
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“Much Needed Respite from the Heat and Craze of Rio”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

These botanical gardens are lovely - and like most huge parks in the middle of a crazy city (Central Park, NYC; Hyde Park, London), this is a wonderful way to enjoy some peace and quiet and get away from the frenetic pace of Rio - especially around Carnaval! Do not expect flowers everywhere (this is not anything like Butchart Gardens), but you will see trees, grass, fountains, Jack Fruit hanging, flowers, ferns, and an orchid garden. There is a lot of shade, so you can get a break from the heat, even at mid-day. You can spend all day strolling if you want. Pack a lunch and enjoy lingering in the cool shade away from traffic and hoards of people. A bargain at R$6.

Visited February 2013
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Midland, Michigan
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“Peace in busy city.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Very peaceful spot to wander and admire the trees and birds. It is very well maintained. Bathrooms clean. We enjoyed a drink at small shop and shopped at gift shop too. Well worth your time.

Visited April 2013
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