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Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)

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A pleasant place to walk around. Probably nothing really unique. The perennial beds are a bit of a... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2016
JWGrum
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One of the few free attractions in Zürich

Best on a sunny day, but even in the wet you can enjoy the bio-domes. Plenty of space to walk and... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2016
Roger S
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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 3, 2013

The gardens are accessed on public transit with Tram #2 or #4 to Hoschgasse and then approximately a 10 minute walk up the hill. The main gardens open at 07.00 and the greenhouses opens from 09.30 until 17.00. The three main greenhouses were renovated and...More

6  Thank FormerCaliBoy
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

I was there at the "open day" to find myself in a large garden, no real information and no real appeal. The garden is apparently build to give biologists a nice time, but for people that like nature and the outdoors, you better go in...More

3  Thank DaKe72
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

A pleasant place to walk around. Probably nothing really unique. The perennial beds are a bit of a mish-mash but that seems to be the "new" style. Has a cafeteria with a salad bar. Greenhouses are standard plant habitats (the same design company must be...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2016

Best on a sunny day, but even in the wet you can enjoy the bio-domes. Plenty of space to walk and sit and of course lots of plants and trees. For a leafy longer walk: Head up Weineggstrasse and Buchenweg to the Tram Museum and...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2016

It's really worth to visit the garden, even in fall. It's huge with 3 greenhouses and beautiful plants.

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

The Botanical Garden of Zurich is a hidden gem. So much to see spread out on beautiful grounds with its gorgeous architectural landscaping. Includes a café. A very interesting part of Zurich with a country side flair yet impressive villas from the late 19th/early 20th...More

1  Thank amountainlion
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Great way to spend a few hours, especially on a budget at it is a free attraction. Perfect for taking the kids for a walk around the grounds where they can burn off some energy and maybe learn a thing or two. Unfortunately the information...More

1  Thank Alicia C
Reviewed August 9, 2016

We took the tram and then walked quite a way to find this spot - it was marked on our tourist map and we love gardens of all sorts. It was a bit of a hike up through the entrance. The flower gardens were unkempt,...More

1  Thank raetrip
Reviewed August 7, 2016

We are both keen gardeners and nature lovers so decided to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city to visit the Botanical Garden. It was easy to find and we walked there from our hotel on Seefeldstrasse. What a welcome surprise!...More

Thank Janey E
Reviewed July 27, 2016

One can spend hours at this botanical garden, so much flora and fauna to see. Also it is very relaxing just to walk around

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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Cross this botanical garden off your list of to-do's while in Zurich. It's out of the way and not worth the time. I love nature and flowers but somehow this garden missed its mark.

Thank Linds595
Reviewed July 17, 2016

A very beautiful garden, quite small but full of different scenic corners. don't miss the green houses, and especially the tropical one! It is open for free, and makes a lovely place to wonder about in nice weather. Highly recommended!

1  Thank morr394
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