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Ghent University Botanical Garden

Karel Lodewijk Ledeganckstraat 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 264 50 73
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A place of beauty and quiet in the centre of the city

Especially with a guide, the place becomes alive. During the Ghent Festival in July, there are lots... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Greet N
A must visit for people interested in the diversity of plants

On a few hectares only you can find a very wide range of plants and flowers in nice borders... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
emile r
Ghent, Belgium
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Karel Lodewijk Ledeganckstraat 35, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 264 50 73
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Especially with a guide, the place becomes alive. During the Ghent Festival in July, there are lots of guided tours. I took the one at night: the guide knew about all plants and flowers and explained with a lot of humour and love. The garden...More

Thank Greet N
Reviewed 7 September 2017

On a few hectares only you can find a very wide range of plants and flowers in nice borders arranged by species or families in a nice garden, or in a systemic classification or in cold and warm greenhouses. Here and there with for common...More

Thank emile r
Reviewed 12 June 2017

It's a somewhat interesting garden, with a big collection of plants put together with name tags. It's not put together very aesthetically though and you can't escape the noisy main road. The back of it does have great views of one of the university buildings...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A nice way to while away an hour in a garden with so many plants and trees. Pull in with a trip around Citadel Park.

Thank amberwillow
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The botanical garden of Ghent is a remainder of the rich history intertwining Ghent University with the city. Originally the garden was part of the Citadel Park and connected through water. Nowadays the botanical garden is maintained as part of the University and continues to...More

Thank EricPLB
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank lannau
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
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
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!

1  Thank Margit D
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

1  Thank Loughtonian1
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