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Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)

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Peaceful oasis in the middle of Zurich

Easily accessible via public transportation (and free!) this is a beautiful nature escape in the... read more

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Katja_e_b
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California
Beautiful Stunning Peaceful

What a wonderful place to stroll. The Gardens are a retreat that soothes the soul. You can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zippann
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Affiliated with the University of Zürich, these large gardens feature a huge variety of plants from around the world.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Zollikerstrasse 107, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
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+41 44 634 84 61
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Reviewed yesterday

Easily accessible via public transportation (and free!) this is a beautiful nature escape in the middle of busy and lively Zurich. Three different greenhouses (three climates) invite you to explore and the garden itself is beautiful with plenty of grassy areas to sit or lie...More

Thank Katja_e_b
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went with high expectations but was disappointed. The gardens aren’t well looked after and need more care. Plenty of weeds, and looking overgrown. Maybe it’s because I visited late in the season but it also looks like some of the funding to support this free...More

Thank simongreaves
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to stroll. The Gardens are a retreat that soothes the soul. You can explore many treasured paths, ponds, and quiet moments.

Thank Zippann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not only an extraordinary botanical garden, it is also part of the university. In this incredible place you are going to learn about diversity. Various ecosystems are displayed with explanation of almost every plant you see. If you are looking for a peaceful...More

Thank xhazelx2018
Reviewed August 12, 2018

like any other garden...it requires maintenance and that's why it's average. There are plants that don't have a name on it so you keep your ignorance at the same level as before. It's worth a visit especially on the hot days of summer

Thank Ricardo A
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Free! In Zurich, a rarity. Kids will enjoy the biosphere bubbles. There is a lovely cafeteria on site. Nice place to spend a quiet hour or two if you are in the area.

Thank skivaz
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Compact and free this garden was interesting. They had several biomes represented and the open gardens outside were easy to get around. Not going to occupy a huge amount of time but a great place for a picnic or to sit and relax.

Thank Steve O
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Its newly renovated glass houses are definitely worth seeing, and also the rest of the place is pretty cool. Especially when considering that it has free entrance :)

Thank duckman495
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Really enjoyed these gardens. Same exhibit would have cost at least £15 a head int he UK but in Zurich it's free. Only downside is the cafe only accepts cash or contactless. So if you have a UK bank card and no cash, you're going...More

3  Thank Tasha1231
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice free attraction but definitely not a must see or do while in Zurich. There is a peaceful pond you can sit next to or pack a lunch near the pond. There are three buildings full of greenhouse plants to explore along...More

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The entrance is free, no ticket purchase is needed.
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