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“Nice secluded garden at the Academic center of Leiden”

Botanical Gardens (Hortus Botanicus)
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US$31.27*
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Leiden Private Tour and Canal Cruise
Ranked #4 of 65 things to do in Leiden
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice secluded garden at the Academic center of Leiden”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Excellent Botanic garden in the city center of Leiden. Located next to the "singel' , which is a nice area for a strawl or rent a boat. I've been here a lot cause I live close by. definitely go here if you're i Leiden!

Visited April 2014
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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“Nice green area in the old part of Leiden”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

One of the first Botanical Gardens in Europe.

The whole area is beautiful, and the garden is a very nice place for a green break after visiting the narrow streets of old Leiden.

Visited August 2013
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“A nice and interesting visit”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

As a botanical garden it is interesting but there are bigger collections of plants. It is, however, a lovely spot to visit given its wonderful position on a bend in the canal.

Visited April 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“A pleasant, friendly place”
Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

Surprisingly for a Dutch garden, April does not seem to be the best time to visit as many plants seemed not to be at their best, although the daffodils alongside the river were lovely.
I went on the Open Day weekend for students and so luckily I got in for 1 Euro rather than the normal 7. As a result I wasn't at risk of feeling short-changed! I did enjoy it anyway, not just because of its age, some 200 years older than Kew, but also because it does have some rare and interesting plants among the slight chaos of its collection. It's a lovely place to sit and reflect on a bright, sunny day. It won't be the best botanical garden you ever visit, but it's human and gentle and rich in history

Visited April 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Glasshouses and gardens”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

It was easy to spend several hours here - there was so much to see from the palms in the glass houses to the orchid collection. The gardens are extensive and beautifully cultivated and there is a large indoor/outdoor restaurant and a shop.

Visited March 2014
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