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Orto Botanico di Lucca

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A great place to get some shade from the sun

This is a small botanic garden with some interesting plants (personally I thought the Plumeria were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cool Respite from tight confines of the city

If you are walking around the wall of Lucca you will pass the Botanical garden. If you have time... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
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Via del Giardino Botanico 14, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 583086
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the information and signage very poor and so much more could be done with this beautiful place. It seems all the effort is spent on corporate events instead of visitors.

Thank vinblue
Reviewed 1 week ago

Total waste of money and nothing to see, esp the tunnels shown on the front page. Spend your money on a beer or ice-cream. Im a keen gardener and felt let down.

Thank 19chelsea70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small botanic garden with some interesting plants (personally I thought the Plumeria were the best) although it can be seen in a short amount of time. We spent time there getting shade from the sun as it was hot in the city...More

Thank RatcliffeFamily2016
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I never go to Lucca without a pilgrimage to this smallish but delightful botanical garden. And don't miss the friendly terrapins in the pond at the far end

1  Thank megsboy
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Bring bug spray in the summer. Whew there are a lot of mosquitoes. And I suggest walking the wall to get there, because the walk along the street in town is hot. Also, the entrance to the garden is not where Google Maps takes you,...More

3  Thank Maegan M
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Paid 4 euros per person for seeing a horribly maintained garden. Greenhouses are used for storage. Bathroom “facilities” are a joke. Do not visit this place. Instead enjoy the fantastic views from the wall.

Thank DutchKevin
Reviewed 24 June 2018

If you are walking around the wall of Lucca you will pass the Botanical garden. If you have time your will see many species of trees and succulents. If you enjoy gardens this is an interesting place. It is also a shady and park=like counterpoint...More

Thank Happiness802968
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We also visited the Orto Botanico in Pisa and the Boboli in Florence and this one is the best by far - plenty to see, not dried up, and good labels on the specimen trees

Thank Beatrice H
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The gardens are lovely, peaceful and tranquil setting. We took a picnic which we enjoyed while enjoying the surroundings. 3 Euro entry. Maybe a little restaurant or refreshment area would be an added advantage. Lovely would certainly recommend.

Thank Nonna612
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

total waste of money. Overgrown and completely neglected. few herbs sprouting in pots but most everything else derelict. Even the grass at the front entrance hasn't beem mown in many many weeks. Spent your money and time elsewhere.

1  Thank dazlyncaitloch
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23 July 2017|
Response from spadap1 | Reviewed this property |
Non lo so. I don't know. I've never seen any dogs.
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Response from 658JaneE | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't remember offhand!! The website should have the info.