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Tartu University Botanical Garden

Lai 38, Tartu 51005, Estonia
+372 737 6180
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Cute garden and terrapins

Reasonably priced, very hot- especially upstairs! Nicely laid out with Garderner knowing good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chantelle1123
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Sarratt, United Kingdom
Love gardens

These sweet small gardens with exotic greenhouse are a delight. Particularly for someone not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
timisaacson
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Tartu, Estonia
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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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Lai 38, Tartu 51005, Estonia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonably priced, very hot- especially upstairs! Nicely laid out with Garderner knowing good English as showing us the cannibal plants. If you have free time, would recommend

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These sweet small gardens with exotic greenhouse are a delight. Particularly for someone not familiar with northern hemisphere plants. One could easily walk them in 30 minutes but for me they offer 1.5 hours of charm and interest.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

When in town during the season I always try to go for a walk there. There's a small playground where children can play while you take your turns up and around. I try to go there when peonies are in full bloom, the scent is...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

just spend nice time in Tartu, estonian capital of students and high education, situated in the middle of Tartu`s old town.

Thank Uku S
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

The Botanical Garden in Tartu is one of the loveliest I've ever visited - and I've visited many. Nature is awesome and for some reason botanical gardens have always held my interest in a way not all museums can. The garden is on the small...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Nice place with different plants to visit for free. Open from morning to late evening. Inside for pay, and outside for free exhibition of different plants are presented. No dislikes.

Thank Raimonds R
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I usally avoid botanical gardens because I am no scientist when it comes to plants. But this is a lovely place to have a stroll and consider the amount of work someone else has had to do. It is really nice.

Thank Dennis J
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

An enormous variety of plants, arranged with respect to the depressions and hills of the territory. Obviously designed by gifted and dedicated gardeners. In particular the backside around the pond charms the visitor, even if he is not interested in botanics.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

enjoyed the botanical gardens , very pretty and a relaxing hour or so spent here. well signed and easy to find

Thank LeicesterFiesta
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Great little botanical garden with a lot of flowers, trees, small pound. Have visited it so many times but never got board.

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