Montevideo Botanical Garden, Montevideo

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Examine a collection of Uruguayan plant life at Montevideo Botanical Garden, about 30 minutes by bus from the center of Montevideo. Despite a lack of quality maintenance, the shabby gardens still warrant a visit if you want to get a taste for typical Uruguayan vegetation. Drop by the museum at the gardens' entrance at Avenue 19 April, which contains plenty of information about plant physiology and an impressive botanical library. Bring a picnic and join the locals for a relaxed afternoon on the gardens' grassy fields. Make Montevideo Botanical Garden part of your personalized Montevideo itinerary using our Montevideo online holiday planner .
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  • The place is very visited by tourists and students. Is a good place to go for a mate, talk and relax.
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  • The place is charming and has a large green area with various species of plants, native not only but also from other parts of the world. It's a great place run or walk and also contains playgrounds for children. Worth the ride!
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  • The garden has the track for running or walking in half at plants. The vegetation has an indication of the origin and the site in General is very nice. However, the educational part leaves a little to be desired since, for example, part of the identification plates are damaged and many plants are without identification.
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  • A beautiful garden with some unique and interesting plants. Many very large trees and a neat history.
  • Very nice place but the plants and trees has to be more care. Is a beautiful place for visit, walking, rest or for picnics too. Gardens are very nice, but you have to bring your own food and drink, only are there some snacks like churros and sweet peanuts, drinking water are there in different points of garden, very advisable place to visit in the first big barrio in Montevideo, El Prado.
  • Montevideo Botanical Garden is not far away from the city centre. There are many visitors at the weekends. Some of them have families picnics. There are a lot of people doing sports activities.
  • Beautiful place, super natural and very clean. Perfect for children. Very good for birdwatching and relaxing.
  • Peaceful, relaxing and beautiful place. Very clean as well.

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