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“A pleasant garden”

Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)
Ranked #16 of 246 things to do in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Affiliated with the University of Zürich, these large gardens feature a huge variety of plants from around the world.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I visited in February so will acknowledge that the garden would not have been at its best. The garden is large enough for a morning or afternoon visit but will not occupy the whole day.

The highlights must include the greenhouses which, being covered, make the gardens a good option for a daytrip even in foul weather. The place s very well stocked, although it can be easy to overlook the spectacle of some plants due to limited signage. If you are able to join a tour I would recommend doing so to make the most of your visit.

If you are interested in botanic gardens you will certainly have a nice time and will not regret ticking this one off your list. However, if you have friends and family with you that are not so sure, this might not be the garden to convince them otherwise.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Visited this place in September and most for the plants did not bloom due weather.
My first stop in swiss.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Literally, this is an urban oasis. Smacked in the middle of Zürich, you find the serenity of expansive gardens, housing plants from throughout the world.
If your day is getting busier than you like, make an escape to the botanical garden and recharge.

Thank thmsrbr
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Somewhat tired & run down displays. Nice for a stroll - but I think after all the spectacular views we enjoyed while travelling through Switzerland we were left somewhat disappointed with our experience with botanic gardens.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Visited here in early September, and many items were out of bloom. Gardens were very nice, but we have been to over 25 gardens around the world and this is average. The three conservatory buildings were very enjoyable.

Thank A1951
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