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A green oasis

The botanical garden in the south part of the city was designed in the early 19th century: it is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Borzov
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Rijeka, Croatia
Pleasant walk

Away from the city, filled with history, a good green space. A Sequoia planted in 1840, a wide... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
jim m
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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The botanical garden in the south part of the city was designed in the early 19th century: it is a beautiful green oasis in Lucca, with arboretum, pond and greenhouse. It is a little jewel of the city, a quiet and relaxing place where you can learn something about its plants and the history of the city.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Away from the city, filled with history, a good green space. A Sequoia planted in 1840, a wide variety of trees and plants, a quiet little pond.

Thank jim m
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

The gardens house a large number of trees and Mediterranean shrubs but is not well maintained. It is a nice, quite area of greenery on the outskirts of the medieval town but don't expect to be there more than 1/2 to 1 hour.

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We found the information and signage very poor and so much more could be done with this beautiful place. It seems all the effort is spent on corporate events instead of visitors.

Thank vinblue
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Total waste of money and nothing to see, esp the tunnels shown on the front page. Spend your money on a beer or ice-cream. Im a keen gardener and felt let down.

Thank 19chelsea70
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is a small botanic garden with some interesting plants (personally I thought the Plumeria were the best) although it can be seen in a short amount of time. We spent time there getting shade from the sun as it was hot in the city during early August. The terrapins in the pond within the garden were the main interest to my wider family!

Thank RatcliffeFamily2016
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I never go to Lucca without a pilgrimage to this smallish but delightful botanical garden. And don't miss the friendly terrapins in the pond at the far end

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Bring bug spray in the summer. Whew there are a lot of mosquitoes. And I suggest walking the wall to get there, because the walk along the street in town is hot. Also, the entrance to the garden is not where Google Maps takes you, it is actually on the ramp to the wall, so may as well walk that way for a more scenic view and some shade! The garden is nice. The map and pamphlet is all in Italian (we are in Italy after all, but be ready to translate as you go is all I'm saying). The fee to enter is €4, no fee for small kids. Don't seem to be many rules once you get in there, so we just let the kid play! Be sure to check the hours, it is open later in the summer than it is in winter months.

3  Thank Maegan M
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Paid 4 euros per person for seeing a horribly maintained garden. Greenhouses are used for storage. Bathroom “facilities” are a joke. Do not visit this place. Instead enjoy the fantastic views from the wall.

Thank DutchKevin
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

We also visited the Orto Botanico in Pisa and the Boboli in Florence and this one is the best by far - plenty to see, not dried up, and good labels on the specimen trees

Thank Beatrice H
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