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Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)

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Very nice botanical gardens!

I enjoyed my time at the botanical gardens. It's not the best or the biggest, but it's lovely. I... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
San Luis Obispo, CA
Great place for plant enthusiasts

A peaceful place to walk, free entry and for the plant enthusiast many of the plants are labelled... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Whangarei, New Zealand
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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
Zollikerstrasse 107, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
+41 44 634 84 61
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All reviews free attraction exotic plants lovely place for a walk worth a visit nice place to spend free entrance couple of hours domes greenhouse biomes picnic nature seefeld diversity subtropical university rainforest
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Secluded, quite shady, not very large. Upper deck is nice with 4 small garden areas in the middle. Loved the kaki tree in fron the the institute!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

I enjoyed my time at the botanical gardens. It's not the best or the biggest, but it's lovely. I especially liked the Tropical Domes with the fish exhibit. And it's free! This is important as almost everything, including most museums & churches in Zurich, have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

A peaceful place to walk, free entry and for the plant enthusiast many of the plants are labelled. Three large circular glass houses with plants from different biomes, subtropical, humid tropical and hot dry climates are represented. Outside an interesting selection of plants that live...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zippann
Reviewed September 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RicAraujo
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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The entrance is free, no ticket purchase is needed.
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