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“Not worth the effort”

Botanic Garden Ubud
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US$45.00*
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Ranked #110 of 131 things to do in Ubud
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Kunming, China
Level 6 Contributor
523 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
“Not worth the effort”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Stopped here on a trip out of Ubud. It wasn't much of a detour. Lots of schoolkids were having picnics because the summer holidays had just started.

The place is all spread out and unless you really have a desire to see local plants, don't suggest a trip here. We wound up driving through the grounds and that really would have been enough.

Visited June 2014
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Antwerp, Belgium
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Don't go here, it should be closed”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We paid 'only' 25.000 pp, instead of the normal 50.000, because it is under renovation. The garden has not been taken care of for a couple of years. It is full of ruins of restaurant, shop and toilet buildings.
The plants are a complete mess, nothing marked, grass growing meters high.
Locals told us the owner died last year, nobody taking care of it.
When we returned to the entrance to get our money back, nobody was there anymore...

Visited June 2014
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Aarhus, Denmark
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stay away from this hoax!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

So my girlfriend and I decided to go to the so called Botanic Garden today. Well, that was a big mistake! First of all we had trouble finding the place bevares of the lack of signs (in retrospect quite obvious why there weren't any). When we finally found it we paid 50.000 Rp each and entered the path leasing to the garden. But there was no real garden. The place was a mess, abandoned. Rubbish. Hell, even the garden at my hotel is way more pretty.
It was clear that this place was closed down. It was like a really ugly jungle. Broken signs, broken trails, dead flowers, furniture in the middle of everything.
We quickly left and tried to find "the owner" so we could get our money back. But he was long gone. The 10-15 other people "working" there ignored us the best they could. Apparantly none of them spoke English.
We left feeling cheated and hustled so our advice to everyone is simple: do NOT go there.

Visited June 2014
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Nelson, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“On the up”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

It was run-down but somewhat magical.
It was nice to walk around the gardens and see the nature.
Worth a trip if you like nature.
The toilets at the end of the gardens are in disrepair but it appears that the gardens are getting new buildings and amenities installed.

Visited May 2014
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Brighton
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“wish I had read the reviews”
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

I agree with everything that has been written. A waste of money for somewhere that could have huge potential. I just hope that they are not going to cut down the lush vegetation to build barely used hotels and villas as is happening in the rest of Ubud.

Visited March 2014
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