Giardino Garibaldi

Giardino Garibaldi, Palermo: Address, Giardino Garibaldi Reviews: 4/5

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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA11,459 contributions
Well maintained Urban Garden
May 2021
This is a well maintained garden next to Piazza marina, and only a short walk from the harbor. The flowers and trees were beautiful in the spring.

One of the stand out features of this garden are the Ficus trees. Some of which are more than 150 years old. We enjoyed looking at the many trunks and finding shapes of animals and figures in them.
Written 29 July 2021
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Barnaby T
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK22 contributions
Beautiful Banyans
Aug 2020 • Couples
Beautiful Banyan trees. These are really fascinating and worth viewing. The park had a nice variety of plants and trees to visit. Its also well shaded during the hottest parts of the day.
Written 25 August 2020
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Jazzumbo
Romania1,377 contributions
Majestic giant ficus trees
Jun 2020
The largest ficus trees that I have ever seen are growing in this park. They are probably ones of the largest of their species in Europe. Every single one is like a little forest by itself. Each one could accommodate dozen of thousand of birds on its branches. They have some sort of aerial roots. Simply amazing!
About 90% of the ficus trees that I have seen in my life were poor little trees trying to survive in pots located in offices, hotels or apartments.
The garden is protected by an amazing craft metal fence and host the statues of some historical personalities, including Giuseppe Garibaldi.
Romanian people have an additional good reason for visiting the place: the statue of Nicolae Balcescu is located in this park.
Written 4 June 2020
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
Very nice garden, in very "POOR" maintenance condition. There is NO reason to come here specifically.
Jun 2019
We arrived at the Giardino Garibaldi only by chance as we passed through Marina Square on our way to the Puppets Museum. Upon arriving at the garden, we were amazed by the state of maintenance (lack of maintenance) of the garden. Areas that have been looked that for a very long time have not seen a figure of gardeners or maintenance personnel. Empty ponds with no water, full of dirt, garbage and all the leafs that dropped out from the trees for a very long time. Fountains that do not work at all and according to their appearance seems to have been in this situation for an awfully long time. The only positive thing that can be written about this garden are the ancient Ficus trees “Ficus Magnolioides” that grow there and for many years have grown "many" Air Roots. If you are not an avid amateur of the "Ficus Magnolioides Trees" you have no special reason to visit this garden. "Wasted potential". It is a SHAME.
Written 29 May 2020
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Sally62
Northampton, UK4,576 contributions
Pretty little garden - nice shady place for a break
Sep 2019
This small park is within the medieval part of the town and was once a swamp. Nice paths to wander along, shady areas with benches and street vendors just outside selling gelato and cold drinks. Most famous for the huge Ficus macrophylla trees - apparently the largest in Europe - with roots coming down from the branches. Don't miss a visit to the Chiaramonte Palace next to the park. On Sundays, there is a huge second-hand/vintage market all around the perimeter of the park which is interesting to visit. It certainly doesn't take long to look around but it's a nice place to sit and have a break from your sightseeing in the shade and there are lots of restaurants and cafes in the vicinity if you need something to eat or drink.
Written 28 January 2020
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Tom G
La Mesa, CA36 contributions
Nice walk
Dec 2019 • Couples
Nice place to relax from the sight seeing . We did get mosquito bites near the stagnant water . Just keep walking around. Plan at least one hour .
Written 1 December 2019
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EFSTATHIOS B
Athens, Greece382 contributions
Good place for a short brake!
Jun 2019 • Couples
It is a good place for a short brake, when you walk around the place. Although the best gardens of the city are the botanic gardens.
Written 21 July 2019
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juno_usa
Nashville, TN190 contributions
Stunning trees
May 2019 • Couples
Not really much to see but I highly recommend to have a short visit as the Ficus trees are so stunning there! Just take some lovely pictures with them, have a short rest and that's all, a great escape from the bustling city for half an hour.
Written 9 May 2019
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Gary W
43 contributions
Worth a wander around
Apr 2019 • Family
Nice place to escape the noise of the city, beautifully maintained and definitely an oasis in Palermo city to unwind for half an hour.
Written 13 April 2019
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ELMcM
Harpenden, UK45 contributions
cool trees
Apr 2019 • Family
We stumbled across this giardino by accident but kept returning. It's quiet but the real draw is the trees. Some of the best Ficus macrophylle in Europe apparently - crazy things that grow roots from their branches, which results in a labyrinth of branches and trunks. The kids loved playing in them.
Written 13 April 2019
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