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Orto Botanico di Padova, Padua

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Managed by the University of Padua, Orto Botanico di Padova is devoted to the growth of medicinal plants. A shortage of hothouses means that more than 6,000 plant species are cultivated outdoors in carefully organized groupings by plant type. Visit the different sections: Mediterranean, alpine, freshwater, succulents, and orchids. University students often use the gardens as their library for studying the different varieties. Plan your Orto Botanico di Padova visit and explore what else you can see and do in Padua using our Padua tourist route planner.
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  • Very nice and many varieties of plants! Sunny and beautiful weather, too bad for some pesky bugs
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  • I was convinced to visit it because it was declared UNESCO's World Heritage in 1997, but I was quite disappointed because the flora in the outside was almost "dead" , not beautifull at all and the wat...  more »
  • Even in March this botanical garden is one of the incredible gems of the gardening world. Everything about it is sheer perfection.  more »
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  • Extremely fascinating and dense with history, I loved the visit, not just thanks to my passion for plants! A modern part has been recently added, with a selection of tropical and desert plants. In my opinion this contrast between ancient and contemporary was very successful!
  • A must see for plant-lovers. A clean and beutiful place with a wide variety of interesting plants.
  • Despite being the first academic botanical garden, the Orto Botanico in Padova contains a highly interesting mixture of old and new. The greenhouse and modern exhibition building is so informative and intuitive, I spent over 3 hours just wandering around!
  • Good chice to have a rest and fun, you can also learn something. And the warm house is great. The First University Plant, worth to see!
  • thanks to this garden it is possible to have a complete overview of biodiversity! guided tours are really interesting and the staff is not only friendly but especially well prepared :)