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Ghent University Botanical Garden

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Address: Karel Lodewijk Ledeganckstraat 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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+32 9 264 50 73

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a hidden pearl

Well kept and very diversified botanical garden, next to the park. A good mixture between scientific structure and pleasure / sightseeing. About 7 hectare

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
emile r
Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could come here every day and always see, feel, smell, ... something different. The people who maintain, cultivate, do research in this garden do this with love and knowledge. You 'll find a big garden in the middle of Ghent. Easily to find by car, bike, train, bus or by food. Next by is the big green lung, the... More 

Thank lannau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Bit off the old city center but very close to the museums of modern and classic arts (Smak and Museum voor Schone Kunsten at Jan Hoet Plein). Very interesting and nice to stroll around.

Thank Bert V
Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Well kept and very diversified botanical garden, next to the park. A good mixture between scientific structure and pleasure / sightseeing. About 7 hectare

Thank emile r
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Well maintained gardens with several glasshouses, and amazing plants. It is a very quiet place, you can enjoy nature a lot!

Thank Margit D
Loughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Very well laid out and instructive. A bit off the beaten track to the south of the Albert park, but near the two principal museums. Good free attarction, w.cs, greenhouses. Cafeteria closed when we visited. Recommended

Thank Loughtonian1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Having seen a lot of botanical gardens in the world [it's been sort of a ritual] this is certainly not the most impressive one. However it is located in a very nice garden, with a very friendly canteen and has enough plants to keep you busy and relaxed for a couple of hours. There are guided tours on regular hours... More 

Thank kYra6
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

The Gardens were an unexpected joy. Only a 10 minutes stroll from the railway station they offered the sightseer a tranquil oasis and a counterpoint to the hustle and bustle of the City.

Thank TMC546
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

If you expect a mini Kew gardens, you'll be disappointed but as a free attraction to look round and enjoy for an hour or two, it is fine. The volunteer gardeners are struggling to cope with the maintenance. The cactus house was the best part, in my opinion.

Thank Jill W
Sussex, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

The glass houses are not special, victorian structures, they are new and utilitarian, but they have many interesting displays, as do the gardens in general. And they are pet friendly! I can't imagne trying to take our dog into the glass houses at Kew... Full marks

Thank Fudge03
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

Beautiful gardens next to the university. Great spot for some peace and quiet after visiting the busy center. When we visited the indoor greenhouses were deserted so we had the whole place to ourselves, which was pretty cool. Beautiful plants, great variety and very well maintained. Indeed some information was missing, but for us who are not botany students and... More 

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