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Aburi Botanical Gardens

Aburi | 32km (20mi) north of Accra, Accra, Ghana
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The Ghana Plant Museum

In my opinion... a jungle in the jungle. A gem in a gem... A patch of green in an already green... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rachid A
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
via mobile
Possibly a nice escape

Aburi Botanical gardens is an interesting place to visit but could be better maintained and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yao L
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Snaking through the lush Akwapim hills, these gardens comprise great lawns planted with native and imported trees and plants.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Aburi | 32km (20mi) north of Accra, Accra, Ghana
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In my opinion... a jungle in the jungle. A gem in a gem... A patch of green in an already green country. This is, in ny opinion, the best place to head to when you want to escape the Accra City. You never get bored...More

Thank Rachid A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aburi Botanical gardens is an interesting place to visit but could be better maintained and the restaurant is small and has poor and limited offerings. On certain weekends you could be out of luck if there is an "event" taking place because then the gardens...More

Thank Yao L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expansive but poorly maintained gardens. Still makes for a nice change of scenery and pretty route coming from Accra. Come early on weekends before the church groups and school parties turn up their PA systems' decibels. For food, go to nearby Hillburi.

Thank Andre J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Aburi Botanic Gardens on March 6,2017. The old sanatorium and other buildings are derelict. Restaurants are terrible and there is a need for modern restrooms. This day was a holiday and cars were parked on garden lawns and people dancing to loud blaring music....More

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Apart from the natural sights, there is little more to do. Hard to even find a suitable spot to eat if you do bring your own food -which I highly recommend else you'll be forced to eat from the ramshackled, run down 'restaurant '. This...More

3  Thank Afaribea Y
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was a family outing planned for me since I had expressed an interest in a botanical garden. There was a nice variety of native plants, picnic areas and some concessions.

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Don't expect much, this is not really worth a visit. The place is run down, filled with young beggars. Very very far away from any other National Botanical Garden standards. This is part of the colonial heritage and it lacks maintenance, maybe on purpose?

Thank Nicolas_BCK
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Aburi gardens has so much to offer. went there for a picnic. we enjoyed the family time there. the kids had fun

Thank a_oseifrimpong
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I loved my visit to the Aburi botanicals. You should pick a guide from the horticultural school. They know the names of the trees, and imagine my surprise when I sniffed the bark of the cinnamon tree. Also a great place for romantic walks with...More

Thank Dziedzorm82
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Beautiful and well taken care off, the Aburi gardens is a great getaway from busy Accra. There are places to sit and have a picnic or have a soda or beer.

1  Thank covaltio
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14 May 2017|
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Response from Justmust | Reviewed this property |
You can get an Uber car. Cheapee
16 April 2017|
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Response from MillOaks | Reviewed this property |
Our guide told us it was a gift from the British Queen to Ghana on one of her visits. It was, we were told, the first helicopter in Ghana.
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9 August 2016|
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Response from Shadeh S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, went there early afternoon