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The Botanical Garden (Gradina Botanica)

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Address: Sos . Cotroceni nr 32 sector 6, Bucharest, Romania
Phone Number:
410 91 39

One of the more striking things about this beautiful botanical garden is...

One of the more striking things about this beautiful botanical garden is the fact that it is located right next to an industrial centre, complete with cooling towers, chimneys churning out everything nasty-looking, and nasty smells. That small problem aside, the garden is well kept and absolutely beautiful in the spring. While having a stroll, you'll come across impressive pine trees, a lily pond with waterfall and a herb garden. Bucharestians treat the gardens as a park, and on warm afternoons you may see more young lovers than plants. The huge glasshouses are open Tue, Thr, Sat, Sun, 09:00 - 13:00. Take bus 336 from Universitate to get there. Admission 10,000 lei (5,000 for children).

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Nice place but nothing much to see

The place is just like a park except that the water is much dirtier. If you wanna see a true botanical garden in Romania I recommend you Cluj. At the end of April we could see... read more

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33 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is just like a park except that the water is much dirtier. If you wanna see a true botanical garden in Romania I recommend you Cluj. At the end of April we could see just some field flowers and same tulips we can see everywhere else in Bucharest. Being the spring break, there were many kids so it... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

However the parts of the garden may be a little bit neglected, the place is cheap and easily accessible. It is nice to have some walks in the green area.

Thank Paweł C
Athens, Greece
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here because we really love nature and looking at plants. It's so cheap and really really big. We didnt even get to see all of it, that's how much there was. The greenhouse was the best part. It was full of different tropical and arid land plants. They were really beautiful and interesting to look at. The only... More 

Thank alyx22
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very beautiful place to visit, and incredibly cheap to get in. The museum didn't appear to be open on the day we visited, and we only saw part of the hothouses (we got ushered out by staff who didn't speak English, so no idea why), but the parts we saw were lovely. The place is very well looked after,... More 

Thank LucyFelthouse
Bucharest, Romania
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

There are some better Botanical Gardens in Romania and many more beautiful parks in Bucharest, but it is still a nice place to go, especially during springtime. There is a beautiful rose garden with many species and in March there are some beautiful orchids blooming in the winter garden.

Thank lauratn2017
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135 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

One of the biggest botanic gardens of Europe.Nice to walk to see the plants to feel a clear atmosphere.

Thank Liviu L
Turin, Italy
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Not so good, it's a beautiful park but there are better park in Bucharest and even free. Maybe during the spring could be better!

1 Thank Gianmarco T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Boyfriend and I decided on a day trip and were we sadly disappointed! What a let down thought the website was a disaster but the grounds were even more disappointing! The sculptures were dated and tired looking with few incorporating into the landscape. There was little or nothing to do and see other than walk about, other than the rose... More 

1 Thank Carol G
Bucharest, Romania
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

it could be nice, but it's not. even cismigiu or herastrau are more well maintained. few explanatory cards, most unreadable. lots of shrubbery so you can't really tell which are the plants. the ponds are messy and depressing

1 Thank Ileana C
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Nice walk, but little tt see and do in the mont of october. Probably a better destination during spring and summer.

1 Thank carolineenwillem

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