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Banska Stiavnica Botanical Garden

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Address: Akademicka ulica, Banska Stiavnica 969 01, Slovakia
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Centuries of mining brought intensive use of wood and surrounding forests...

Centuries of mining brought intensive use of wood and surrounding forests came to its limits. This - among aesthetical values - was the reason why the Botanical garden was established in 1838 on the ground of Mining Academy. Would exotic plants adapt and grow fast enough in Middle Europe climate? More than 250 different kinds of domestic and exotic plants make the scenery. Lean on our Giant Sequoia or Lebanese Cedar to refuel energy or just sit on the bench and relax.

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Nice and calm place

Nice walk under the crowns of old trees (also sequoias), the place where the first "Mine Academy" in the world was established in 1762 by Maria Theresia

Reviewed 25 July 2016
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Slovakia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice walk under the crowns of old trees (also sequoias), the place where the first "Mine Academy" in the world was established in 1762 by Maria Theresia

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This place has something uniquely special about it.. it is not manicured and maintained like other botanical gardens of the world the for example the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, London, this place is indeed quite different. a fine collection of great tress from all around the world gathered together like unlikely diverse guests at a foreign embassy cocktail party.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

Bit of a strange one, this. We were initially disappointed because it's not what you would call a botanical garden, more of a park really. But having said that, there are some really nice trees, including some mighty redwoods which I found most impressive, and there are lovely, winding paths to walk among it all, and benches to relax on,... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

We were surprised it was free but when we visited we quickly understood why. It is not really a botanical garden, but a medium size park with some impressive trees. It provides a nice walk and on the way you can see some impressive old buildings.

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Thank Bibi1209
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Small but lovely botanic garden with Giant Sequoia trees. If it is hot, you can hide here and rest :-).

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Thank Ruda M
Nice, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Botanical garden is outdoor situated with many interesting plans and trees, it is in park of university and well kept.

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Thank Jamie W
Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Banská Bystrica was one of the most reach mining in ancient Europe. Therefore it was the birthplace of the technical high schools in the old continent. Maria Theresia found the first European mining and forest Academia here in 1762. The historical school buildings have been situated inside of very pretty botanical garden with nice dendrological collection.

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Reviewed 31 October 2012

garden is around building of forester school and there are many of plants from whole world with old sekvoja trees, which are main attraction of garden

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