Tartu University Botanical Garden

Tartu University Botanical Garden

Tartu University Botanical Garden
4.5
Parks • Gardens
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10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
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Come and visit one of the oldest Botanical Gardens in the world (founded in 1803). The Botanical Gardens were designed under the supervision of world-famous botanists, Prof Ledebour and Prof Bunge.The Botanical Gardens currently belong to the University of Tartu and they are used as a study base for students. The Botanical Gardens introduce new decorative plans and different methods of landscaping.Interesting facts:- there are 6500 species of plants from all climatic belts of the world in the Botanical Gardens, which makes it the most species-rich area in Estonia;- the palm house of the Botanical Gardens is the biggest in the Baltic States and also the richest in species.
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Aino
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Friends
There was some group of children at the same time as us. There is a pond with turtles (inside) and the guide took one of the turtles out of water and gave it to the children. They dropped the turtle (from like over 1m high) and even without that it must be very stressfull for turtles to be a playtoys for children.
I said to guide that that is not okay and all he did was laugh. Don’t go here and support animal abuse, please. It is not even that great anyway. Outside garden is okay but from the inside it is nothing special.

Samaan aikaan meidän kanssa oli jonkinlainen luokkaretkiryhmä. Heillä oli ilmeisesti opastettu kierros ja opas nosti puutarhan lammesta vesikilpikonnan lapsien käsiin. Lapset tiputtivat kilpikonnan korkealta lattialle niin, että kuului kamala pamahdus. Ilman tiputtamistakin tilanne on varmasti stressaava eläimelle, sillä ne eivät ole lasten leluja vaan eläviä olentoja. Sanoin asiasta oppaalle, joka vain nauroi. Kysyin myös lasten mukana olevalta aikuiselta mitä hän on mieltä ja hän kuittasi tilanteen sanomalle, että ”eiköhän he tiedä mitä tekevät”. Selvästi eivät tiedä. Älkää menkö tänne, älkää tukeko eläinrääkkäystä edes välillisesti. Sisätilat eivät sitäpaitsi ole kovin ihmeelliset. Ulkona (ilmaisessa) puutarhassa on ihan kiva kävellä. Menkää mielummin vaikka Helsingin Kaisaniemen kasvitieteelliseen, se on hienompi ja siellä ei harrasteta eläinrääkkäystä.
Written 9 June 2022
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Iida
19 contributions
Friends
Beautifull place. Alltought i wouldn't go to the place anymore. Indoors were turtles that the staff let the children handle. the child dropped the turtle from high. the guide laughed when the handling of the turtle was pointed out.
Written 9 June 2022
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ilabuh
Rome, Italy62 contributions
Friends
Quiet relaxing garden perfect for a meditation retreat from the city and yet so close to it. It's especially beautiful in summer when the weather is sunny and the flowers are blooming.
Written 6 June 2022
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Ann P
Kyiv, Ukraine238 contributions
Very beautiful botanical garden. A small area, but with a very large number of different flowers, many species of Christmas trees and a greenhouse. We were here from late February to mid-May. Since March, the botanic garden has always amazed with beautiful flowers. Starting from the beginning of spring the botanical garden is covered with bright crocuses, in May the dream-grass blooms.
In the greenhouse: in winter orchids bloom. Among them ordinary phalenopsis, dendrobium, Wanda, etc. In spring - hibiscus blooms. Additionally there are separate aquariums with predatory plants) The greenhouse has several rooms with different temperatures and humidity.
Written 19 May 2022
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Nina
Delft, The Netherlands184 contributions
We found the Botanical Garden by accident and were not disappointed. Entrance to the gardens outside is free, so we enjoyed a walk around. There were plenty of signs in English, so we could brush up on our botanical knowledge. A nice, quiet spot in Tartu with lots of interesting plants and flowers on display - even in mid-September, there was plenty to see.
Written 1 October 2021
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Jane E
Parnu, Estonia79 contributions
Half of the house was closed, which was disappointing, and since it was already the fall, most of the flowers had already withered.
We're definitely planning to visit this place in spring or summer. The plants in the house were very proud and big.
The child was also thrilled that the birds and turtles were there.
Written 17 August 2021
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Zoe
San Jose, CA18 contributions
Family
The park has all the issues you would associate with city living: Lots of not recently showered smelly people around. This place needs to kick out those shady people from this park.
Written 1 May 2021
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Ieva Š
42 contributions
Couples
Beautiful, cozy and tidy garden which you can visit for free :) Really recommended, at least for a short walk!
Written 4 August 2020
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connierideout16
Playa del Carmen, Mexico442 contributions
Couples
If you love nature, gardens and flowers be sure to wander around these gardens. Serene, well kept and filled with plants and flowers sure to make you smile.
Written 3 August 2020
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Anett A
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Friends
Our favourite place to walk in Tartu. Very nice and large collection of various plants. We especially liked the medicinal plants and rose garden.
Written 28 July 2020
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