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Address: Samora Machel Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe

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Not typically a "go to" place when in Harare, but it is a bit refreshing if you happen to be moving that side of the city. I had a challenge rating it because it is not a good... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2016
Harare, Zimbabwe
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Not typically a "go to" place when in Harare, but it is a bit refreshing if you happen to be moving that side of the city. I had a challenge rating it because it is not a good picnic option neither is it much of an attraction, it is what it is called a garden- kind of a plain garden... More 

Thank 709r
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The Harare Gardens are a very pleasant place to relax after a busy day. During lunch time one can take a stroll around the park and enjoy the cool environment away from the busy streets.

Thank ericmA7556MI
Harare, Zimbabwe
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The upkeep of the garden sometimes leaves much to be desired but my recent visit showed it to be now well kept and inviting. The garden is endowed with unique fauna which is best in September to December and radiates an ambience of serene calmness. You will feel relaxed and saviour the fresh air which is far from the maddening... More 

Thank perkinsmuredzi
Copenhagen, Denmark
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Once beautiful park, unfortunately not well maintained. Nice little patch of green in the city center, used by locals on their way to office. Many people hanging out and relaxing on the green, not advisable to go as tourist on your own or in the evening.

Thank Franjul
Harare, Zimbabwe
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Its an okay kinda place where you can relax briefly if you wanna briefly escape from the hustle and bustle of Harare life. It can get quite congested at times and is not recommended at night for personal security reasons.

Thank Edwin P
Harare, Zimbabwe
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168 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Driving around the park area or taking a stroll brings delight this time of the year. Flowering Jacaranda trees have turned purple making the whole town that color. Good work by council gardeners has kept this feature intact.

Thank John C
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2,543 reviews
1,539 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 543 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This is a neglected place.Nothing special. Better to go there during day .Not many people around.You can give it a miss.

Thank SE s
Chania Prefecture, Greece
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

sadly this place has not been looked after and many parts of it have fallen into disrepair. Any plaques on monumnets have been removed and this is really sad. there are often markets and book fairs held here so they are trying

Thank klimmypapillon
Sandton, South Africa
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245 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I have been to Harare many times and am disappointed that the place is not as well kept as it should be. It was such a lovely venue - to compete with any global gardens but I hope that there will be a change. Be wary and try to not to be too conspicuous to pick pockets

Thank SZavahir
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lovley garden Potentially away from traffic and the hussle and bussle of the city but it's very poorly maintained and dirty, would be brilliant with a bit of looking after, peaceful place though if you choose a nice spot.

Thank reezanK

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