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National Botanical Gardens

Fifth Street, Harare, Zimbabwe
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A really lovely place to have a quiet picnic with family and friends. I do recommend checking that... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Yvonne S
Overgrown and poorly maintained

Visited these gardens the other day. Very disappointed. Badly overgrown and poorly maintained. For... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Robert D
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Fifth Street, Harare, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

A really lovely place to have a quiet picnic with family and friends. I do recommend checking that there isn't a wedding taking place, even though the gardens are large there is a chance of coming across a party of not so quiet guests. But...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Visited these gardens the other day. Very disappointed. Badly overgrown and poorly maintained. For example Former pond left to dry up and become a mess with weeds growing through the pond lining. No signs to the gardens or in the garden to help you identify...More

Thank Robert D
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The National Botanical Gardens in Harare has seen better days but it is still a lovely outing to walk amongst the trees and fields. A great place for kids to also play around in, be it riding bikes or climbing trees. We were there on...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

I've seen better botanical gardens, but it's always great to have a large piece of preserved nature to escape to. Needs some maintenance though. Nothing spectacular, I would add it on as a must-see if you're in ZImbabwe.

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Reviewed February 20, 2018

This park is a great place to unwind. There were very few people there when I was there and it was free. I've been to nicer gardens, but this one was probably the most tranquil that I've ever visited.

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Great afternoon walk around the greenery and fish ponds. They even have three shy zebras walking around.

Thank Jonathan J
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Every function I've attended here left an indentation of culture and tranquillity. Its truly a beautiful place with exotic birds and magnificent trees. Its a must visit for every nature lover. The food served is usually healthy and earthy - a great place to sample...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2017

There is nothing better to get one to relax better than nature.The rainy season is the best time to visit since all is green and beautiful. A very relaxing environment

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

I visited the National Botanical Gardens in November 2017. That was after the first rains and the grass was very green. What a beauty! The children enjoyed running around the park and we enjoyed the tranquil environment. Its a good place to relax and for...More

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Reviewed November 30, 2017

Feeling peace and tranquility, one never notices the time going by, surrounded by spectacular species one can only find in the Botanical Gardens..

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ryanmasundire23
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We paid $5 per person in January 2017.
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