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Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten)

Altenbergrain 21, Bern 3013, Switzerland
+41 31 631 49 45
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Oh, dear...

We try to visit botanical gardens in any city we visit, and we had to search high and low for this... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Bamberg, Germany
Poorly-maintained, Sparse

Diverse species were thrown at a hillside without much aesthetic or gardening sense. This garden... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Barcelona, Spain
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Affiliated with the University of Bern, these gardens are home to exotic plants from all over the world.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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Altenbergrain 21, Bern 3013, Switzerland
+41 31 631 49 45
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We try to visit botanical gardens in any city we visit, and we had to search high and low for this one, which doesn't have ANY signs on the nearby streets to indicate its location. After we found it and looked around, we were laughing...More

Thank perli10
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Diverse species were thrown at a hillside without much aesthetic or gardening sense. This garden could have been so much better.

Thank MannyG2000
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This botanical garden is relatively small and not very extravagant. There is peace here and it's got a nice view of the city and the river that runs through it. A good place to have a tea and contemplate life.

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

It's just across the bridge from old town but very few people were there. We stumbled on it when one of our group noticed it in a guide book and it was near our hotel. End of summer, so maybe not as colorful as earlier...More

Thank williambA2447DF
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We were Not impressive and total let down as I was expecting to see colorful flowers but there were few- not many colorful or vibrant flowers or plants! There was lots of weedi going on! Being the only people there, should tell you something about...More

Thank Tranquillo
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Not the most colourful botanical garden or extensive one we have visited, but there is a certain quiet magic here and suggest set aside an hour to “chill & relax” walking around the gardens Many people, we assume locals from Bern, were picnicking in the...More

Thank Shipwrecked49
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A very beautiful walk around, to chill. Little sights of the river make it stunning and the whole atmosphere is very calm. It's a shame that certain areas like the orangery seemed not to be accessible for some reason? Other than that, it was a...More

Thank EllieRed
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Such an interesting garden: beautiful specimen trees set on a steep river bank. The gardens in early summer have been let to go a little wild. The most beautiful,pond alight with sparkling dragonflies of a bright blue. Very much a domestic garden in its relaxed...More

Thank TaranakiJim
Reviewed 22 September 2016

It's wonderful and peaceful. Ideal for walking and start point for sightseeing. Location in along the river and close to the city center

Thank Martina N
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Small garden, nice place if you want to come and relax there, but nothing else special. The entrance is free of charge which makes it especially attractive. It may be difficult for elderly people to climb up the hill on the way back to the...More

Thank pavel_klyuyev
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