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Singing froggies? Piranhas?? What?!

A must and a highlight of Jena! Housed are not only all types and variety of exotic plants but "El... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
RaSkiat2014
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Jena, Germany
Small but packed

A small botanical gardens. The area is mall but is packed with plants of all types. the kitchen... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
paul c
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Nothing much here but nice for a pleasant wander on a sunny day. Worth an hour, maybe or take a picknic.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CJoutandabout
Reviewed 26 June 2018

A must and a highlight of Jena! Housed are not only all types and variety of exotic plants but "El Coqui", the tiny singing frogs which are only seen/heard in Puerto Rico's rainforest El Yunque. If you are lucky and look close enough in to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RaSkiat2014
Reviewed 30 May 2018

A small botanical gardens. The area is mall but is packed with plants of all types. the kitchen garden was really good.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank paul c
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I’m sure the warm sunshine helped with our visit. We spend a good few hours leisurely wandering the gardens. They are superbly curated with clear labels on the plants. One of the oldest botanical gardens around. Founded by Goethe himself.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kerry h
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Very well maintained gardens with main roads but also small paths you can walk. In the serres, there were also beautiful butterflies!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Astrid D
Reviewed 30 June 2017

If you’re wondering what the everblooming daylilies you and your buds can do for entertainment in Jena, just ask yourself, “WWGD” (What would Goethe Do)? Goethe would undoubtedly bolt over to the Botanical Garden to visit the tree he planted there so many years ago…his...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank buttereyes
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

When I tag along on my husbands business trips, I always enjoy visiting a city's Botanical Gardens. In Jena, it was a wonderful place to be. The landscaping was beautiful and the variety of plants and trees were terrific. There were many benches to sit...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Susan G
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Visited the calm botanical garden during my conferrence stay in March. The greenhouses were nice to walk in, the outside grounds were still much more in winter mode, it was quite cold spring this year. 1-1,5 hours is enough to see the whole botanical garden....More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Colecek
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Really cool, but small, indoor garden...maybe more medium sized. It's an excellent place to grab some warm moments in winter! What really shines for me are the outdoor grounds which are extensive and laid out in a way that feels like a real adventure. Great...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank USchef
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It is a very beautiful place with interesting trees and plants but it is also a place to go to in summer to relax and enjoy the great colors and smells. Just go there to a look and make yourseld comfortable.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank dri126
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