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“A gardener's delight!!!”

Orto Botanico di Padova
Ranked #5 of 419 things to do in Padua
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The world's first university botanical garden continues a tradition of research into plant species begun in 1545. In the World Heritage List Unesco from 1997.
Reviewed 22 February 2013

We visited the Orto Botanico Garden in October of 2012, on a sunny afternoon. We stayed about 2 hours, though we easily could have spent 6 or 8 hours. There are many labeled plants, of all sorts of different genus. The cacti collection is astounding, the palms are memorable, the carnivorous plant collection is way cool, and it is just a beautiful place. There is a restroom available, but not much else other than the plants-which is certainly enough for us. There is an admission fee-and I forget what it was, but it wasn't hugely expensive, I think it may have been 8 euros each.
Goethes Palm and it's house is impressive, and there was a secluded fountain with the four seasons that was a peacefully, pensive spot for reflection. If you love plants, dont miss this. It is very close to St Anthony's Basilica, which you clearly see from the garden.
Time is interesting. You could walk through fairly superficially like we did in a couple hours, but you could also linger for hours on end at this place. The garden is not terribly large, but the collection is- there is a high density of plants here. Also note, this is the oldest university based botanical garden on the planet.

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Reviewed 23 January 2013

A little piece of natural beauty within a University city, with beautiful exotic plants and flowers. It is truly a well deserved Heritage Site

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Reviewed 23 November 2012

This is a very lovely place to walk! The small size is rather good point. Espacially for those who live in a huge megaсity. During our walking there one nice black cat suddenly joined us and it accompanied us all our route as if it points us out the new footpaths. It was such a delightful excursion!

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Reviewed 16 November 2012

We were looking forward to visiting this botanic garden. It was a huge disappointment. It looked really uncared for. It may have been the season but even the glass houses had that drab tired look. Sorry I would not recommed this as a site to visit.

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Reviewed 11 November 2012

A well kept garden, nice for a stroll, the price of admission a litle steep for what you get. Best in the afternoon, the ticket taker may offer a discount

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