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“A disappointment”

Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)
Ranked #16 of 246 things to do in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Affiliated with the University of Zürich, these large gardens feature a huge variety of plants from around the world.
Reviewed October 15, 2015

We like to visit botanic gardens as we live in Kew. We had been to the lovely collection of succulents at Sukkulenten-Sammlung on the west bank of the lake and thought it was superb. The botanic garden was a real disappointment.

It is very small and has a nasty building in the middle of the gardens. The interpretation is poor and the advertised shop was not open on a Sunday as the library was shut.

The greenhouses were a little better but all in all it was not really worth a visit.

Thank SergeLourie
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"free attraction"
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"beautiful plants"
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"bio domes"
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"eden centre"
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"lovely place for a walk"
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"flora and fauna"
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"nice place to spend"
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"worth a visit"
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"greenhouse"
in 18 reviews
"picnic"
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"nature"
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Reviewed October 1, 2015

Pleasant and very well maintained, offers pleasant hours. I recommend to anyone who wants to be in leisure hours

1  Thank Lucbtein
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

It is build as a park, having few additional buildings, dedicated to particular theme, such as rain forest
It is very clean, well treated and worth the visit

3  Thank Haim V
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Reviewed September 21, 2015

This place is bit hidden and not very easy to find. I seems a hidden gem that is mostly used by locals. It is beautiful and nice just to walk through the area and see and enjoy all those plants. It is not made a a "pure'" attraction and you cannot expect guided tours or a museum style. It is a local Botanical garden in a very nice area and with beautiful plants. A place just to enjoy and relax.

2  Thank Armando_74a
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Zurich Botanical Garden is a wonderful compact, but very comprehensive garden. There are many spots throughout the garden where you can just sit and enjoy a peaceful lunch among the trees. There are three glass domes with a large variety of plants from around the world. Enjoyed sitting by one of the ponds trying to spot the frogs. A lovely way to spend an hour or two.

Thank MichaelC11
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