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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

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Address: 1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 336265
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Description: This heritage-listed Botanic Garden was originally conceived by Professor...
This heritage-listed Botanic Garden was originally conceived by Professor John Henslow, the mentor and teacher of Charles Darwin. The Garden's plant collections today number over 8000 species from all over the world, displayed within the best collection of trees in the region. The 40 acres of beautifully-landscaped gardens and glasshouses offer year-round interest and seasonal inspiration. The excellent Cafe and Shop are also open year-round. An oasis in the City, this great Garden makes a great day out.
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Beautiful hidden oasis

Wether going for a quiet coffee with friends, taking the kids exploring, or going for a long stroll, the gardens have so much to offer.the glass houses and stepping stones over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wether going for a quiet coffee with friends, taking the kids exploring, or going for a long stroll, the gardens have so much to offer.the glass houses and stepping stones over the pond were my sons favourite, and I love I can get coffee and cake at the end!

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Soria, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Take your lunch with you and enjoy a day out. They have a big collection of different trees and flowers. It's the most beautiful garden that I have seen in UK

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Literally across the street from our offices, the Garden is a fantastic refuge away from Mill Road and the busy Station Road. It's vast and very quickly you find yourself isolated from the city. The garden is beautiful and well managed. You can spend as little as 30 minutes there or 4 hours. Some of the indoors gardens are really... More 

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Monroe, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are so many unexpected aspects of this garden. There's something for everyone here and a definite must-see. Of all the botanical gardens I've been to, this is one of my favorites and produced some of the best pictures I've ever taken.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to visit any time of the year. New plants, old plants, rare plants. New front entrance all new visitor section plus the glasshouses

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We have made special trips to many gardens throughout England. This one is very impressive for a garden in a smaller city. We were interested in the way it displayed the gardens, and found the historical exhibit informative. It was also great to see so many people taking advantage of the beautiful space!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I visited the Botanical Gardens last year, I loved the tropical greenhouses the best. A new cafe is a plus.

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We strolled round these beautiful gardens for a quiet afternoon on a sunny day in Cambridge. The atmosphere was tranquil and was perfect for us. The £5 entrance fee felt quite expensive for our short walk but the relatives we were staying with had season tickets which brought the cost down considerably.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Botanical Gardens were absolutely wonderful. Despite not having a keen interest in plants and being only 22, I could appreciate the wonderful grounds. A lovely afternoon activity for a reasonable price. However, my experience started off terribly by the incredibly rude lady who sold us our tickets. I came today at 15:15 but not sure on the woman's name. Not... More 

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CUBotanicGarden, Manager at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Hello there I'm really sorry that the enjoyment of your day out at the Botanic Garden was so tarnished by your experience at the ticket office. We're looking into this now and will be making improvements including refresher training. I do hope it doesn't put you off coming again, and thank you for alerting us to the issue. With all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What a gem! I can't wait to go back in another season. The grounds are extensive and full of charm from beautiful lawned areas to quiet wooded paths. I was fascinated by the plant family beds though the formal borders and the magnificent trees really catch the eye. There are the greenhouses too! I also liked the consideration for wheelchair... More 

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Address: Address: 1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 336265
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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