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Taipei Botanical Garden, Taipei

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A place of a great historical and ecological value, Taipei Botanical Garden ensures a calm, educational, and relaxing day out amid nature. Ever since the beginning of the 20th century, the garden has served as a scientific center and a place for academic research. Some time later, during World War II, it was severely damaged, but was quickly restored to its former glory. Today, it serves as a beloved walking route for families and couples, offering the chance to admire over 1,500 different plant species distributed across 17 sections, featuring nine ponds throughout. Work out when and for how long to visit Taipei Botanical Garden and other Taipei attractions using our handy Taipei holiday planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Many of previous reviews reflect possible experiences. But gardens are more of a park than a quality botanical gardens. Disappointingly the greenhouses are not for viewing. A lot more could be done to...  more »
  • Nice lotus flowers in pond . The local area is a bit polluted so nice change of scenery It's free to get in and not many people If you like plants this is a peaceful place to visit Some work needed th...  more »
  • This botanical garden is a nice place to visit, lots of shades and the place is big enough that you could spend several hours here. However, it seems the place was not well maintained, either that or ...  more »
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  • A large park that is peaceful, teeming with different types of plants and trees, and free! I spent 3-4 hours walking through the park (some parts were closed due to renovation) and I took my time examining the different plants and fish and birds. The garden is segmented to different groups of plants (palms, flowered trees, ferns, succulents, etc) to make viewing easier. I was lucky as there was a man who has set up a telescope aiming directly at these two rare owls! He was also very willing to share. I would not have seen those fowls if it weren't for him. The only gripe I have with this place is the fact all signs of the plants' names use scientific names. Scientific names are not helpful when a regular person is trying to identify a plant. I had to whip out my phone to realize (for example) that Ficus carica is a fig tree...I think giving us the common names and scientific names would be a lot more useful. All in all, a peaceful place that I recommend you go visit if you want some time away from the city!
  • A quiet oasis with tons of greenery and a lotus pond. Makes for a lovely stroll after a visit to the history museum nearby.
  • Beautiful and quiet. Great place to walk through before checking out the history museum.
  • One of the oldest parks in the city, and probably the most relaxed. Kids will probably find the place boring, but for adults who's looking for a relaxing walk, there is no better place around.
  • I'm truly torn about this rating. Taken on its own, and compared to the rest of Taipei, this place is truly a breath of fresh air. Yes, there are a lot of plants and it's pleasant, but it's maintained rather poorly with broken railings, old exposed pvc piping, disgusting bathrooms. When compared to botanical gardens elsewhere, this one really cannot hold a candle. It would be best to look at this like a medium sized park, with a nice variety of plants. Honestly it's not any better than the Mingshen flower expo park or Da-an even, and it can get crowded, especially on weekends.