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Padua Botanical Garden, Padua

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World heritage site · Garden · Nature / Park
Managed by the University of Padua, Padua Botanical Garden is devoted to the growth of medicinal plants. A shortage of hothouses means that more than 6,000 plant species are cultivated outdoors in carefully organized groupings by plant type. Visit the different sections: Mediterranean, alpine, freshwater, succulents, and orchids. University students often use the gardens as their library for studying the different varieties. Work out when and for how long to visit Padua Botanical Garden and other Padua attractions using our handy Padua road trip planner.
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  • I was expecting great things, billed as the oldest Botanical Garden in Europe. It’s interesting, but I realised that it is more a historical piece rather than ‘spectacular’ as other gardens are. So...  more »
  • Must see. A really great experience. Very well-presented with plenty of explanation in English. A huge range of plants which really demonstrates how much the Padovan botanists knew and how far they...  more »
  • Cheap botanic garden as it is big and very beautiful plants. Best botanic garden where I was. It really worth it look through garden.
  • If you haven't been there already, you should book your online ticket and go to visit the Padua Botanical Garden now. It is not only the most ancient Botanical Garden of the world (built on 1545) but is also fully accessible. The new Garden of Biodiversity, opened on 2014, is an unbelievable experience. The garden have an area for visually impaired people, with Braille plates and the possibility of touching the plants, for a tactile experience. Perfect for children from 4 to 124 years, is a refreshing experience on summertime
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