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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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A must see in Cambridge

A must when visiting cambridge escape from the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in an oasis of beauty for a few hours as you explore the gardens you will be amazed at you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

A must when visiting cambridge escape from the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in an oasis of beauty for a few hours as you explore the gardens you will be amazed at you find.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Very attractive gardens well laid out with easy gravel paths and grass areas. Well maintained and apparently always being refreshed. Many plants well labelled. Of particular interest are the beds filled with plants of the same plant family which helps to show the wide range of some of the families. Rock garden adjacent to lake is nice as is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Good for all the family - pushchair and wheelchair friendly - popular restaurant. Don't know about parking as stayed in Trumpington.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The stream garden was beautiful and the path wound round lots of lovely plants. There were ducks & moorhens on the water. Particularly lovely to see a family of moorhen with little fluffy black chicks! The huge Pine trees were magnificent & squirrels could be seen clambering up them. There are also lots of wild flowers, with their gorgeous countryside... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Wonderful Botanic Gardens featuring a wide range of plants and gardens from various climatic zones, both indoors and outdoors. Beautiful trees too including some very impressive Sequoias, Cedars and Scots-Pines. Well worth a visit!!! And only £5 entry!!

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

i visited the gardens yesterday (late May bank holiday) with my parents. We had been to the garden before and were pleasantly surprised by new paths and garden designs. There were plenty of spring flowers and lots of places to sit and enjoy the views. The cafe was good with local produce, however, this area was let down by the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Drove down from Lincolnshire then park and ride, very easy to find. Weather was fine. The glasshouses were really interesting, the grounds I could see would be far better in the summer months with the flowers in bloom but there is so much there now in May if you just care to investigate the free map and explore. We will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Simply a lovely place to be,right in the heart of Cambridge,and so peaceful. A marvellous selection of trees.plants,and flowers,all very British ! Well ,apart from the green houses,with wonderful orchids,and tropical plants.There is a cafe where you can enjoy tea cakes and wine,also you can sit outside.You can stroll in the gardens and no "Keep off the grass " signs,so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We used to visit 30+ years ago when there was no cost or just a modest fee. So we had good memories of colourful gardens. We therefore made a special effort to visit by train from our town. The walk from the station is not that far and there is a convenient gate opposite Station Road. We had a 90... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is just amazing place to visit, you will be relaxed for a long time though ) The eye will cheer the beauty and green surrounding )

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