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Tallinn Botanic Garden, Tallinn

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Home to an array of native and exotic species, Tallinn Botanic Garden represents the most extensive of its kind in the country. Established originally in the Soviet years as a showcase for plant adaptation, the complex quickly grew into a collection spanning many greenhouses and arboretum sections. Visit the gardens, nestled in a lush riverside valley near the city, and wander the 123 hectares (300 acres) of indoor and outdoor space. Join a guided tour (they are offered in English) to get a solid overview of the facility as a whole and to glean in-depth knowledge about the resident plants, their life-cycles, and their role in the environment. Afterward, go for a stroll along the nearly 4 km (2.5 mi) of outdoor trails, traversing different habitats and ecological zones laid out by theme. For Tallinn Botanic Garden and beyond, use our Tallinn itinerary planner to get the most from your Tallinn vacation.
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  • We were at the beginning of may, and nothing has not blossomed before (in the Park) greenhouses, not large, compared to the botanical gardens in St. Petersburg, but I did find something to look at. Podmechu that all built on trust-and no you have it does not validate things going into the open + Wardrobe (without nomerkov and garderobshhicy) take joint with tv tower.
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  • Wonderful place, both indoors and outdoors. Indoors well done and well organised. Small fish in little pond, turtle, parrots. Small cafe with little snacks and drinks is available as well. Outdoors is...  more »
  • The day was sunny and the tulips were colourful. The Botanic Garden is located just next to Tallinn TV Tower. You can get the combination ticket to get into the both of those. The visit into a glassho...  more »
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  • Great place for a family. Open area and many different specimens. The indoor area may get crowded fast though
  • The garden was nice, but a little bit small and maybe not so interesting. But I'm sure it's way nicer in summer.
  • Feels unkept. The facilities feel dirty, personel unfriendly and animals are badly treated. How hard is it to be friendly to guests? The botanic garden rent animals from tallinn zoo. One bird was picking it's feathers and his neck was bald. Maybe put the birds in bigger cages so they feel well?
  • Very beautiful and peaceful. You can spend at least couple of hours here.
  • Nice and interesting place to rest in. Palma maja is full of different plants and birds from different climate zones, has nice places to relax.

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As Estonia's largest city, Tallinn has a wide range of options for accommodation during your travels. Many of these--from economical bed and breakfasts to a luxury hotels--center within the Old Town or just outside of it, giving you easy access to historical sights and a range of activities. Get more for your money by venturing a little farther away; try a guesthouse in one of the surrounding areas for an authentic Estonian experience. Be sure to book accommodation in advance if you are traveling in the summer, as hostels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts are known to book up fast for the months of July and August. This is especially true for weekends from May through to September.
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