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Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, Padua

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Managed by the University of Padua, Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site 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. Work out when and for how long to visit Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site and other Padua attractions using our handy Padua road trip planner.
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  • Underwhelming. Agreeable definitely, but somehow more suitable for school groups or people with more knowledge in botanical. 
    Underwhelming. Agreeable definitely, but somehow more suitable for school groups or people with more knowledge in botanical.  more »
  • impressive and beautiful botanical garden from 16th century is worth visiting alone, but the modern part successfully adds to the experience by providing a splendid demonstration of... 
    impressive and beautiful botanical garden from 16th century is worth visiting alone, but the modern part successfully adds to the experience by providing a splendid demonstration of...  more »
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  • We took a side trip to Padua and ran into the botanical garden by accident. It was an absolutely delightful surprise. It has the best green house I have ever visited. The garden houses so many specie of plants with many that I saw for the very first time and may not see them again. Well worth the 10 euro admission.
  • We enjoyed seeing the Botanical Gardens but it was definitely focussed on the University and students for education. They have pretty strict rules regarding pets. They are not allowed, only service animals. One worker was quite strict with my son who just happened to be running down one of the paths about 10 meters in front of me. She told him to stop running and I don't put up with that. He was not harming anything or even touching anything. We go to every botanical garden we can and this was the first one where we felt watched. Profit based botanical gardens are better than university Botanical gardens. In my humble opinion. The history of place was cool. We appreciated the break from the scorching heat. Thank you to HEX Crypto for making this trip possible.

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