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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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Spent a good hour walking round, would be a really nice place to spend more time in the summer, but because we went in March a lot of the plants weren't blooming, so looked a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Spent a good hour walking round, would be a really nice place to spend more time in the summer, but because we went in March a lot of the plants weren't blooming, so looked a bit bare. A reduced rate would have been nice as it was so early in the year. Worth a visit but in summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lovely tranquil garden with a clear map given on entry. The orchids were lovely and we could have joined an informative tour of the orchids.We spent time sitting on the many seats that can be found around the gardens. We also stopped and had coffee in the garden cafe. Well worth a visit.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very nice botanical gardens, definitely worth going, particularly in spring when all flowers are blossoming.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I personally love this place as it is so near to the city centre but can be so peaceful if you pick the right time to visit. There are glasshouses to explore as well as the outdoor gardens. The way to enjoy the gardens is left to the individual taking in as much as they want. Some areas are not... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Even though between seasons there was plenty to see. The fountain combines visual and sound and very relaxing. Winter garden had plenty of colour and smell of perfume from the mahonia and other shrubs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

What a great find - we visited on a cold March day but I can see a visit in Summer would be lovely too. Plenty to see - the Winter garden was pretty, and the greenhouses are fascinating. Lovely café with great range of snacks and drinks. I would love to come back when its sunnier and explore further!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Rated 2nd only to Kew in UK, the gardens are on the sightseeing bus tour and I recommend getting off for an hour. £5 entry is great value, we were blessed with a lovely day and the orchid exhibition in glasshouse and the outside winter garden were both stunning.Big enough to be peaceful but small enough to navigate comfortably, a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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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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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