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“Nice walk for a sunny day” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Botanisches Garten des Universitaets

Botanisches Garten des Universitaets
Ranked #81 of 219 things to do in Riga
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Umea, Sweden
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
“Nice walk for a sunny day”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is a pretty typical botanical garden. It is mostly about highlighting the types of plants, rather than scenic layout. We were there in mid-April, so only a few plants were blooming, but the blue carpets of siberian squill were lovely. The azalea house, which is included with admission, had a fabulous collection.
We also paid the extra fee (quite expensive by Riga standards) for the butterfly house. It was fine, but there were only about 4 different butterfly types out, which is very small compared to other butterfly houses we've visited.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Riga, Latvia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful butterfly house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

Beautiful butterfly house with a tropical climate, wonderful plants and butterflies. I think it wil appeal to both adults and children. During the winter you can see bigest Baltic azalia colection but in the spring amaizing rododendron fields.

Visited March 2014
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Bra, Italy
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6 reviews
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“Amazing butterfly house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

It has been for some time now forgotten by the Latvian public, but I think it is a wonderful place to go to on a free day and it does not have to necessarily be the blooming of flowers. It has an amazing huge greenhouse with enormous tropical trees and there is a beautiful Butterfly House.

The Butterfly House is quite new and it is just interesting to see how it evolves over time. It is great both for kids and adults to go in the greenhouse and to be able to see butterflies and little birds fly freely.

Visited May 2013
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Riga, Latvia
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98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“for those who love plants”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

The good thing I like about this botanical garden is the staff is very forthcoming. They will help you with answers if you have about plant or how to grow them. You can also buy plants from them.

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Jurmala, Latvia
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95 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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“Vey advanced park in silent Center of Riga”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Placed close to Old Town of Riga this place is especially recommended for visit in any time of alive vegetation in Latvia - from March until October with reasonable corrections each year. (Sometimes winter belongs until April and start in beginning of October) Garden has wonderful collection of rhododendrons and lot of another decorative plants, some of them unique. There are possibility to buy something for you garden, too.

Visited June 2011
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