We enjoyed walking around the gardens especially the avenue of Kapok trees but felt parts of the garden were looking a bit rundown. It's still a lovely oasis on a warm day.
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The garden is a fine oasis in the middle of Palermo. Not really set up as a tourist draw, so its quiet and serene. There are many magnificent specimen plants. Its not so much a park as a the specimen garden for a university horticulture...More
If you a student of botany, then this would be good, but for the average layman, then probably less so. It is more a garden for botanists than one you would visit for attractive plants or gardens. Lots of cacti/succulents, but few pants in flower...More
This botanical garden needs a lot work but it's still nice enough to stroll around. There are plenty of benches in the shade to relax and read a book. Do bring mozzie reppelent because even in daytime they bite!
I found the gardens very disappointing. I thought given the climate that they would have been colourful. There was very little plants in flower and in fact i doubt if there were many if it was the correct season. Area of the gardens looked neglected...More
My wife and I visited the botanical gardens in Palermo during a two-week vacation in Sicily. There is a Euro 5 entry fee. The gardens are very mature with massive palms and other trees. However, it is not as well-groomed or exotic as many other...More
We have been to some truly wonderful gardens in italy but this garden is certainly not one of them. There are some nice trees and it is cool hence the one star but it is totally neglected with no signs of any upkeep. Many plants...More
For me it was a different experience to visit Orto Botanico di Palermo. I have visited a lot of botanic gardens, most of them are filled with flowers, here it was like stepping in some kind of jungle - and I really liked it. From...More
This garden is a must when you have had your fill of wonderful churches. I have never seen such wonderful trees with endless twisting branches , a lake with a wooden little hut and likes and much more. A peaceful haven away from the bustle...More