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National Botanic Garden of Namibia

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Address: Nbri | Hugel Street, Windhoek, Namibia
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+264 61 202 2014
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00

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Well curated gardens

These gardens are free, and it includes a map. They are huge! They appear to be naturally occurring dry/rock gardens, and yet nearly every single plant has a little hand-written... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Anderst04
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

These gardens are free, and it includes a map. They are huge! They appear to be naturally occurring dry/rock gardens, and yet nearly every single plant has a little hand-written form underneath it, including the name of the curator. A wonderful little set of informative gardens.

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North Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The gardens are not exactly full of flowers but they contain typical plants and bushes that you will see on your travels and gives good descriptions and tells you which animals favour eating them too.

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Thank DaveinNorthWales
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Up the hill away from downtown. Worth a stroll if you have time on your hands. Trees are well labelled and the desert house informative.

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Thank wonderwoman72uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The garden is small and has excellent paths. Unfortunately I was there in the dry season, but there was still much to see. The Bottle trees were in flower and they really are a sight to behold. The desert house is excellent, it is very well maintained and has some very interesting specimens from the Namib Desert. Entrance is also... More 

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1 Thank johnmarais01
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

The garden is not too big, and not far from the city center. But as most of it are trees, there is not much to see during the dry season.

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1 Thank Karel V
Roodepoort, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Namibia Botanical Garden and were rather disappointed at the state of the gardens. The drought has caused significant impact on the plants and it was sad to see all the aloe trees that died. The koker trees is the only plants that didn't look too bad.

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1 Thank JohanVanGreuning
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place to spend the time if you are staying in the capital city for any reason. It's very clean but remember that if you go in winter time, half of the plant will by dry. And by the way... It's free. You don't pay anything to get inside.

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1 Thank Ramon A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

One of the things we ticket off our visit to Windhoek. Spent about an hour or so, but nothing unusually different on the walk. Their "demonstration garden" looked lovely. Spotted many gheckos and a snake on the walk.

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1 Thank Dene678
Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

The Trip Advisor Wikipedia link to parliament gardens is incorrect. The Botanic Gardens are very worthwhile, not very accessible if you have physical limitations. ( there are stairs and hilly, rocky paths). Many very interesting plants, excellent descriptions, lots of birds, lizards, small mammals. There are also lovely viewpoints of the hilly city suburbs. Yes, it's dry. I walked there... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

First person to sign in today and I thoroughly enjoyed my walk through the Botanical Gardens. Had a hard time getting a decent photo of the quiver trees without houses or cars in the background as the forest is adjacent to the boundary fence but lovely to see them and other unusual plants. A lovely place to visit and the... More 

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