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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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Never having been there before we were pleasantly surprised. A wonderful spread of snowdrops of all sizes and a particularly informative display of orchids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Never having been there before we were pleasantly surprised. A wonderful spread of snowdrops of all sizes and a particularly informative display of orchids.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to the Garden on a bright, crisp, Sunday morning. The snowdrops just inside the Station Road Gate provided the perfect prelude and armed with the map provided, and a friendly welcome we walked the various paths, eventually leading us to the cafe and the excellent and informative greenhouses. This is a superb attraction only a short walk... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have visited this botanic garden over the past 30 years, in all seasons and still return. There is much to enjoy but becoming a member gives extra information to really make the most of visits. I particularly like the part of the garden that is planted to suit the climate of this part of East Anglia (no watering needed!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Its a nice quiet place to go for a walk. Parking can sometimes be a issue and there are two entrances. Food at the cafe is also very nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Lovely February walk through the gardens but watch out for the busy body wardens armed with walkie talkies. The slightest deviation from admiring foliage will see one jump out of the bushes at you and tell you to cease and dessist. Only wish that were as relaxed as the paying public!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A haven from the bustle of the City, has indoor areas and a great cafe. You need to spend a few hours here, changing seasons make it a repeat experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had a lovely walk round on January Sunday after spring was showing its self and the shop was was and well stocked snowdrops everywhere clean and tidy gardens things for the children to do Trees have eyes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Made the visit in Jan with frost on the ground - What a place! The glass houses were full of plants from every habitat you could think of... Ideal for a winter visit. To get the best, I think one visit in each season is called for and have already set a date for my spring trip. Great cafe cafe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

One to rival Kew, but on a smaller scale. The herboatoreum is exhaustive. Love it here. The best time to visit is, as expected, in the spring when it's in full bloom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I recently visited this place. It's a big experience in my whole travel history. I booked a day trip with Whistle A Cab, it's new company but very cheap Cambridge trip package they offer. I also visited some other places. As a whole this town is very historical and full with ancient establishment.

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