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Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)

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Address: Zollikerstrasse 107, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 44 634 84 61
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Affiliated with the University of Zürich, these large gardens feature a...

Affiliated with the University of Zürich, these large gardens feature a huge variety of plants from around the world.

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Indoor greenhouse with plants and arid plants section, outdoor ponds with lotus flowers, labeled plants for you to learn from This place is big and beautiful, you could spend an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 July 2015
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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Indoor greenhouse with plants and arid plants section, outdoor ponds with lotus flowers, labeled plants for you to learn from This place is big and beautiful, you could spend an entire day here. Highly recommended.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Good collection of tropical plants, but very few from other areas. There is still lots of places to expand and introduce more species.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Pleasure to visit such beautiful place like this one.When in Zurich a must. Great for family and kids.Great break if you are in Zurich for business or couples.Good transportation(trams and buses)Highly recommended.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Easy to get to by public transport - bus as well as various trams. A really very wonderful botanical garden; large, well-labelled, beautifully landscaped. There are three interconnected glasshouses for tropical plants. It's all a hilly place, and the splashes of color on the lawns is breath-taking. Great place for insect photography as well. Highly recommended.

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Middle East
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We went here and were not disappointed. The place is peaceful with lots of greenery and fresh are. There are many flowering plants and well as other medicinal plants, bushes, shrubs, and trees. There is a small pond and three biomes. There are many upslopes and down slopes to walk . We went there right after it had rained a... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

The Botanical Garden of Zürich University is a free attraction. It is situated about 20-min walk away from the old town. The collection is planted on a hill with nice views to the lake and the city. Very nice tropical greenhouses of a shape of cupolas. This is a place to relax for a while between sightseeing and shopping and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

My Wife went with a friend. My Wife is a plants person and could have spent all day, but her friend was not. So my Wife will have to go back to take it all in!

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

This is a nice place to spend time with your family and kids. The garden is well maintained with a variety of plants. The garden is quiet and well maintained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Very pleasant wandering around this fairly extensive bot garden which has a range of plant habitats. It's a great place to relax with a picnic or visit the very nice tea room. It has a lake with 3 biomes....like the Eden Centre only on smaller scale.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

The botanical garden is a short tram ride from the city center. The outdoor gardens are very peaceful and a great place to visit on a sunny day. The biospheres of tropical and arid areas are very well done. Great displays of herbs and medicinal plants.

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