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Tartu University Botanical Garden

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Address: Lai 38, Tartu 51005, Estonia
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+372 737 6180
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Come and visit one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in the world (founded in...

Come and visit one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in the world (founded in 1803). The Botanical Gardens were designed under the supervision of world-famous botanists, Prof Ledebour and Prof Bunge.The Botanical Gardens currently belong to the University of Tartu and they are used as a study base for students. The Botanical Gardens introduce new decorative plans and different methods of landscaping.Interesting facts:- there are 6500 species of plants from all climatic belts of the world in the Botanical Gardens, which makes it the most species-rich area in Estonia;- the palm house of the Botanical Gardens is the biggest in the Baltic States and also the richest in species.

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It is a very nice botanical garden

Very nice and spacious for a small city. Well taken care of and the greenhouses have birds and small animals.

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Tartu, Estonia
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice and spacious for a small city. Well taken care of and the greenhouses have birds and small animals.

Thank mangouni
Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great variety of flowers and plants in a wonderful landscape. Perfect place to spend the afternoon, to walk, to read a book and take pictures

Thank ilabuf
Tartu, Estonia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Miniature possibility to see tropical and subtropical plants and flowers. And good selection of cactuses.

Thank Rdt L
Kaunas, Lithuania
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

We visited the green house and it was amazing (if you haven't been in a big one). Beautifully arranged plants with few parrots and turtles :)

Thank Neringa P
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

I remember the University Botanical Garden from my early childhood, and it's a real pleasure to see that in the last decades, it has become one of the finest places in our town. It was founded in 1803, one of its first directors was the famous botanist Ledebour. I Tartu, where there are few if any real parks with interesting... More 

Thank Jaan K
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

If weather good and fancy an interesting walk about then a good activity in the heart of intellectual Tartu.

Thank Pauleen L
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Visited in early spring so very little flowers were blooming, stills very happy with the visit the outside garden is quite small but very pretty and there are loads of spots to sit down and have a moment of peace. Also outside gardens are free of charge. You have to pay to visit the green house but its absolutely worth... More 

Thank Arta K
Tartu, Estonia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

you must take food with you and in summertime you can have a snap under big tree. Located 200 m from citycentre

Thank annexx5
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

It is a large botanical garden with many trees and other plants. There is also a big building, but you have to buy a ticket to visit it. In the building you can see turtles and more exotic plants. Should visit if you are interested in plants or just want to have a great time in a beautiful park.

Thank Riki Taavi N
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

I wish there were Gardens back home like this! Absolutely beautiful! At first I thought it was a small garden until we went around the back. The different flowers and greenery. the tree over the pond was so pretty!

Thank Erica C

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