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“Slightly above average”

Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)
Ranked #21 of 228 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 19 October 2015

October is never the best time to visit a garden, but the selection of plants seemed haphazard and poorly laid out. Regardless, I appreciated the variety of winding paths through them. The treat is the hothouses, which you don't often get free access to.

1  Thank tripleplay97
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Reviewed 15 October 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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Reviewed 1 October 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 23 September 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 21 September 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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