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National Botanical Gardens

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Great place for a bike ride, long walk & picnic. Many different trees. There aren't enough... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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Run down but worth a visit

Saw some wonderful cactus, old trees & had a quiet, peaceful walk for an hour or so. Entrance fee... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great place for a bike ride, long walk & picnic. Many different trees. There aren't enough benches to sit and it would be better if they had walking trials.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SalehaP10
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Saw some wonderful cactus, old trees & had a quiet, peaceful walk for an hour or so. Entrance fee is only $2. A bit run down & hard to identify trees & succulents (cacti) as there were only 2 name tags on trees that I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank NiloSu
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Run down. Quite a bit of trash. Squatters. A lot of promise but it just looks like the caretakers stoped caring about it years ago.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

At its peak is one of the most beautiful places but has been poorly maintained so has lost some of its allure and lustre,

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kwirirayi
Reviewed 13 May 2018

A really lovely place to have a quiet picnic with family and friends. I do recommend checking that there isn't a wedding taking place, even though the gardens are large there is a chance of coming across a party of not so quiet guests. But...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Yvonne S
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Visited these gardens the other day. Very disappointed. Badly overgrown and poorly maintained. For example Former pond left to dry up and become a mess with weeds growing through the pond lining. No signs to the gardens or in the garden to help you identify...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The National Botanical Gardens in Harare has seen better days but it is still a lovely outing to walk amongst the trees and fields. A great place for kids to also play around in, be it riding bikes or climbing trees. We were there on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank castor a
Reviewed 22 February 2018

I've seen better botanical gardens, but it's always great to have a large piece of preserved nature to escape to. Needs some maintenance though. Nothing spectacular, I would add it on as a must-see if you're in ZImbabwe.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank bradleyblackburn
Reviewed 20 February 2018

This park is a great place to unwind. There were very few people there when I was there and it was free. I've been to nicer gardens, but this one was probably the most tranquil that I've ever visited.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank DohaDave_Ca
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Great afternoon walk around the greenery and fish ponds. They even have three shy zebras walking around.

Date of experience: February 2018
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We paid $5 per person in January 2017.
Godknows J
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By the entrance