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“Delightful Visit!”

Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)
Ranked #19 of 79 things to do in Bern
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Affiliated with the University of Bern, these gardens are home to exotic plants from all over the world.
Alexandria, Virginia
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Delightful Visit!”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We spent most of the day at the Botanical Garden, which is lovely. There are outdoor and indoor exhibits, and a nice variety of blooming plants and trees. Trees and plants are helpfully identified, and there's a wonderful path that parallels the Aare River. If you're looking for a tranquil place near nature, this is it. There's no charge for admission, and their bathrooms are easy to find.

Visited October 2013
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Ryton
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

You have to be prepared to walk up and down some big slopes, but the range of plants made it well worth while. Lots of hidden corners.

Visited September 2013
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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115 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Do not make the mistake...visit it!”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

When we wait to check-in in our hotel we have the opportunity to pass an hour in this rare botanic garden with so many various plants. We enjoyed it!

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Go to the garden!”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

This garden is a gem. Wander through the paths, admire the river, take your time going through the green house. It is wonderful - from cacti to butterflies,. Stop for tea and cake at the cafe and drink in the beauty. Exit down by the river and do the activity trail, especially fun with bigger kids. (Ours are 12 and 14).

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great to walk into here”
Reviewed 28 September 2012

really lovely , found it by accident
walked along the river then crossed over a bridge and follwed the signs, was very calm and relaxing, stopped to have a rea and coffee, which were DISGUSTING ,costing 6.30 franks and both were undrinkable .
we had our money returned for the tea which looked like dirty water from a damn.
coffee was terribly bitter.

Visited October 2011
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