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Ghent University Botanical Garden

Karel Lodewijk Ledeganckstraat 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 264 50 73
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More for the students than the tourists

It's a somewhat interesting garden, with a big collection of plants put together with name tags... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Small but packed with plants

A nice way to while away an hour in a garden with so many plants and trees. Pull in with a trip... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
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Karel Lodewijk Ledeganckstraat 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 264 50 73
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

It's a somewhat interesting garden, with a big collection of plants put together with name tags. It's not put together very aesthetically though and you can't escape the noisy main road. The back of it does have great views of one of the university buildings...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A nice way to while away an hour in a garden with so many plants and trees. Pull in with a trip around Citadel Park.

Thank amberwillow
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The botanical garden of Ghent is a remainder of the rich history intertwining Ghent University with the city. Originally the garden was part of the Citadel Park and connected through water. Nowadays the botanical garden is maintained as part of the University and continues to...More

Thank EricPLB
Reviewed 27 February 2017

You could come here every day and always see, feel, smell, ... something different. The people who maintain, cultivate, do research in this garden do this with love and knowledge. You 'll find a big garden in the middle of Ghent. Easily to find by...More

Thank lannau
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Bit off the old city center but very close to the museums of modern and classic arts (Smak and Museum voor Schone Kunsten at Jan Hoet Plein). Very interesting and nice to stroll around.

Thank Bert V
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Well kept and very diversified botanical garden, next to the park. A good mixture between scientific structure and pleasure / sightseeing. About 7 hectare

Thank emile r
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Well maintained gardens with several glasshouses, and amazing plants. It is a very quiet place, you can enjoy nature a lot!

Thank Margit D
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Very well laid out and instructive. A bit off the beaten track to the south of the Albert park, but near the two principal museums. Good free attarction, w.cs, greenhouses. Cafeteria closed when we visited. Recommended

Thank Loughtonian1
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Having seen a lot of botanical gardens in the world [it's been sort of a ritual] this is certainly not the most impressive one. However it is located in a very nice garden, with a very friendly canteen and has enough plants to keep you...More

Thank kYra6
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The Gardens were an unexpected joy. Only a 10 minutes stroll from the railway station they offered the sightseer a tranquil oasis and a counterpoint to the hustle and bustle of the City.

Thank TMC546
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