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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
+44 1223 336265
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Ranked #10 of 107 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Gardens
Owner description: This heritage-listed Botanic Garden was originally conceived by Professor John Henslow, the mentor and teacher of Charles Darwin. The Garden's plant... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Perhaps I'm spoiled but I try to visit the botanical gardens everywhere I go, and usually they are of a certain quality. These were poorly maintained and relatively expensive.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I was slightly disappointed with the gardens as there were very few flowers in bloom. There are an abundance of flora and fauna and an interesting greenhouse but I would have expected more flowers for August ? We had a nice walk through the gardens but I expected more.

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Where else can you spend a day in beautiful surroundings - loads of ancient and modern trees,flower beds,glasshouses and lots of activities all for less than £5 full price (less for concessions and children) ? Plenty of space for children to explore and generally run around but opportunities to learn about nature also. A good experience at a fantastic price.

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Cambridgeshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Beautiful gardens and ponds. Lovely on a sunny day for a picnic and wander around, avoid buying your lunch there, as rather expensive.

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited the gardens on a warm & windy day. The gardens are lovely & they are not "precious" about their lawns - unlike all the colleges! There were lots of young families playing & having picnics. There are lots of different trees & plants to see. The tickets are valid all day so you could eat elsewhere and come... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Prohibitively expensive sandwiches and drinks. A rip off of highest order! Take your own food and drink.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

These Quality gardens are a perfect place to get away from the tourist bustle nearby. We walked around the 40 acres to find the top seasonal picks of the gardeners and then had a lovely tasty lunch in the gardens cafe. Judging by the number of young families then a perfect escape for toddlers and old alike.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Only had just over an hour here unfortunately, it would have been far better to have had 2 hours. Still, I got round most of the garden but way too quickly to really take it all in. Lovely thing to do to relax a bit, there are garden seats everywhere so you can stop and appreciate where you are. Cafe... More

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Boston, Lincs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We took the sight seeing bus and got off at the botanical gardens. For OAP the entry price was acceptable. We did not have a great deal of time, but we had our packed lunch sitting on a bench overlooking a pond. This is a tranquil haven in the middle of a very busy city. We were delighted with this... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I often pop into the Botanic Garden just to chill out. The grounds are much larger than expected and are filled with a huge array of different species. It is interesting to note that the garden started out as a herbal gardenin the city centre used to teach the medical students in the early 18th century. The 160,000 m2 of... More

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