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“A little oasis”

Botanischer Garten der Universitat
Ranked #17 of 154 things to do in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A little oasis”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

The gardens were opposite our hotel so I popped in one sunny afternoon for a visit. The hot-house was a real treat, with small tropical birds calling out and swooping between the lush greenery. There are glass houses filled with cactii and another devoted to water-loving plants, with little fish and small reptiles. The gardens are quite small but are a nice place to sit and relax with the locals on a sunny day. They are open the whole year round so a good place to visit on public holidays - and there is no entrance fee.

Visited April 2014
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Sao Paulo
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good collection of plants”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Nothing much but worth the visit. All specimens were carefully labeled, and things are very tidy. I would recommend a stroll.

Visited March 2014
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“An oasis of peace in the old city”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

A mini "Kew Gardens" in the heart of Basel... next to the Spalentor impressive medieval gate , and close to a nice park where you can relax and have a picnic. Visit the different green houses, try to spot the turtlesm frogs and exotic birds in the tropical forest ! It's free and it's worth the visit.

Visited February 2014
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Suprise yourself by nature”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

A lovely and quiet garden in the middle of Basel. Special rare plants from all over the world. In the big greenhouse there are rare birds and reptiles also.

Visited February 2014
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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“What an amazing collection of plants”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Every trip to Basel we visit the Botanical Gardens. The outside gardens offer a delightful stroll though a unique variety of plants, including sequoia trees. However the variety of plants in the hot houses are perhaps the most impressive. Separate houses showcase a multitude of plants from different regions in the world. It's a joy to wander around a view all the plants.

Visited January 2014
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