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Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)

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Address: Zollikerstrasse 107, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
Phone Number:
+41 44 634 84 61
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Affiliated with the University of Zürich, these large gardens feature a...

Affiliated with the University of Zürich, these large gardens feature a huge variety of plants from around the world.

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Great Collection of Plants on Show

Interesting to see just how many different plants grow in the very well laid out Botanical garden. Also includes three Bio-Domes (a bit like the Eden Centre in Cornwall albeit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to see just how many different plants grow in the very well laid out Botanical garden. Also includes three Bio-Domes (a bit like the Eden Centre in Cornwall albeit smaller in size). It would be interesting to see what it looks like in the other seasons on subsequent visit. All free and certainly worth a visit if you have... More 

Thank mjmuk1
Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

nice place to spend some time! lots of beautiful plants. even nice in winter, because it's warm inside. free of charge! :)

Thank Angi K
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

The botanic garden is situated near the trendy Seefeld area just a few minutes of the hustle and bustle of Seefeldstrasse. It offers a great variety of flora and fauna as well as several greenhouses each of which is showcasing a different geographical zone, from dry desert climate, to medium wet tropical climates and tropical vegetation. On the hillside of... More 

Thank Liliane M
Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The gardens are a very peaceful way to spend 1-2 hrs. We went in march the sun was shining and it was a very pleasant relaxing couple of hours. Take some sandwiches and you can chill in the garden and take In the view. There are three domes to visit which are nice.

Thank Terry F
Waltham, Massachusetts
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587 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Stopped here while riding a rental bike in Zurich, Switzerland. So glad that I did because it was absolutely beautiful. It was a great place to enjoy the view, the scenery as well as a place to simply "stop" and reflect. Quite peaceful.

Thank daksterinwaltham
Dusseldorf, Germany
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

... here in the 'Garden of Eden' it never gets boring for me because there's so many different things to explore in the botanical garden, people come in and find out about themselves, great place, best early in the morning when they open the gate or the hour before they close the main gate ...

Thank Sabi W
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Quite fantastic collection, amazingly maintained garden. I went in autumn, which is perhaps not the best time for most plants, however, I especially loved the tropical domes, and they didn't seem to be seasonal.

Thank Lucian B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I didn't have a whole lot of time here, and judging from some of the pictures, I missed at least one entire section of the garden. But it's a very nice place to go to get some quiet. There's a bit of a maze of trails going in different directions, and it was fun to explore and relax. It's not... More 

Thank nrejebym
Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

A very good place to have a moment to think about live. Have a nice view and can learn about plants and flowers.

Thank Mapi D
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The botanical garden is part of the University of Zurich. It has seasonal plants and flowers in their prime at "their" time of the year. It is used for educational purposes, especially for elementary-age children. The garden is really peaceful, and spending time just sitting and contemplating on a nice day is worthwhile. There are three tropical greenhouses with mountain... More 

Thank Ira G

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