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A very modern setting with some beautiful plants. Unfortunately, I was only able to walk around the... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2019
Worthing, United Kingdom
Tour of tropical ravine and palm house by Aidan

What a splendid experience we had - discovering a wealth of facts not only about the plants... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2019

A very modern setting with some beautiful plants. Unfortunately, I was only able to walk around the top viewing platform due to maintenance work and while this gave a lovely view of the plants from above, you get a better feel for the environment underneath...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 26 January 2019

A pleasant area to wander around when we were walking through Belfast. It's well kept and has toilets! WE went out of season so maybe it's better in Summer

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 24 January 2019

What a splendid experience we had - discovering a wealth of facts not only about the plants themselves and the way in which they were nurtured during the refurbishment of the Ravine but also about the Victorian architecture of the Palm house and the Ravine...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nelson D
Reviewed 15 January 2019

A really impressive and sensitive renovation of a much-loved Belfast landmark that had sadly previously fallen into a poor state of repair. I visited in November and have never seen so many people in the ravine at one time. Fantastic to see it now getting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

Visited last week. Had been eagerly awaiting its reopening. Bitterly disappointed as the place had lost all of its former charm. Too modern now. We just found it to be an awful experience. We were round the entire place in 5 minutes. The lower level...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Emma A
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Tropical Ravine is the jewel in the crown of Botanic Gardens having gone through a recent extensive £3.8 million refurbishment, thanks to funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, Belfast City Council and Friends of Botanic Gardens. A remarkable building with energy efficient heat and humidity systems,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

I have known the Tropical Ravine for years, but visited today for the first time in years. What a transformation! The renovation has really changed the place - the building is now solid and secure. The plants are thriving in their new home, and it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank dea_ex_machina
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A fine display in both the tropical and temperate areas. Lots of info from the fab Chloe and Lewis. Will definitely come again.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 474PaulM
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Great to see it back to its glory after several years closed awaiting refurbishment. Took our family who have never been inside before and everyone really enjoyed the range of plants on display and the layout. Some interesting audio presentations in addition to a range...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank theis
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I haven't been to the ravine in say 20 years and I was expecting to be amazed,I had an 11 year old with me. The ravine is all new in terms of the architecture with large windows but it seemed to me that the enormous...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Zara L
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I'm afraid I don't know. However personally I feel lower level best left to experts to ensure no human upset to display just for a photo.