Tallinn Botanic Garden


Set on 1.2 sq km in the Pirita River valley and surrounded by lush conifer woodlands, these delightful gardens boast over 8000 species of plants, scattered between a series of greenhouses and various themed gardens and arboretums. Bring a picnic and make an afternoon of it. Joint admission with the nearby TV Tower is available (adult/reduced €15/8).

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1. Tallinn TV Tower

0.25 MILES

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2. Pirita Convent

1.61 MILES

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3. Pirita Beach

1.77 MILES

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4. Maarjamäe War Memorial

2.55 MILES

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5. Maarjamäe Stables

2.67 MILES

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6. Film Museum

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7. Maarjamäe History Centre

2.74 MILES

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8. Maarjamäe Palace

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