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Botanisches Garten des Universitaets

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Address: Kandavas iela 2, Riga 1083, Latvia
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+371 67 450 852
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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Great for walking

Suggest this place for walking in fresh air around trees and flowers. Visual pleasure and great smells when flowers show their beauty! Have to admit also Botanic garden is for a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Suggest this place for walking in fresh air around trees and flowers. Visual pleasure and great smells when flowers show their beauty! Have to admit also Botanic garden is for a long time in Rīga city that's why it could look not modern and not so perfectly equipped for most of the visitors. Still I recommend to visit it, should... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The garden is nice, a lot of flowers around. Good place to have a walk and make beatiful pictures. Palm house is good place to visit. Butterfly house is interesting, but depends on weather, if it is cloudy and cold - most butterflies are sleeping, not much to see. For the price of entrance ticket I expected some information/small tour... More 

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Ubud, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I'm a botanic garden fan so I enjoyed this even though it was under reno, I can tell it will be wonderful when done. Gardens are extremely well kept, which is standard for most things in Latvia, great floral arrays at the right time of year (summer months).

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Palanga, Lithuania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

It's good, has orchids and cactuses, but unfortunately, it's really small. When I was there in August 2016 it was being renovated and half of the pavilions were closed that we didn't expect. So it's not worth the price - you can go to the park and also enjoy it

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This garden has some good and some poorer features but not to be missed. They have a glorious display of Dahlias. Their layout looks like it is being given an upgrade with new paths being laid. The beds that show the development of plants is interesting as a botanical study. We also paid extra to visit the butterfly house. The... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have been in many botanic gardens and this wasn't in a good condition. I guess it has been a wonderful place some time ago but a lack of money has ruined it during tough times. Now it seems to be some hope because some little reparations have been done. It is nothing to a botanist. However, if you need... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

During late spring, when all the flowers start blooming it's a wonderful place to be. No rush of the city, just enjoy your surroundings. I'm no botanical myself, so not really into all the difference or rareness of flowers and plants, but the was still a lot to enjoy and see.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Not very spectacular in March, and not enough places to sit. Not bad, just average and without any explanation in English whatsoever

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

University botanical garden with arboretum on, plus a huge palm house & tropical butterflies.i like the place

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Disappointing butterfly gallery! Small, with only few butterflies of only one species and expensive tickets, 4,5€ per person (plus 3€ to enter to the botanic garden). It's no worth to visit. The gardens are ok, but better to visit in spring or summer. Small greenhouses, it's near impossible to walk through! Lots of plants inside but difficult to enjoy them.

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