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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 Garden

A beautiful garden experience, you´ll find much more than what you imagine. It´s a place to visit when in Cambridge.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A beautiful garden experience, you´ll find much more than what you imagine. It´s a place to visit when in Cambridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Cambridge University Botanic Gardens are just 3 minute walk from Cambridge railway station and from the centre of Cambridge properly a 10 minute walk. The entrance fee for an adult is just £5.00 and one can use it all day in and out as many times as one likes. The gardens are just amazing there`s every thing to see... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Superb plants and flowers, great open spaces its a lovely place in the City Centre. Worth going just to sit there and read a book its so nice!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very well cared for and exceptionally beautiful. The Botanic Garden makes for an excellent trip outside of the rush of the city.

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The Dalles, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

You could stroll for hours here - loads of different ecosystems represented in the greenhouses from dessert to tropical and including rare plants like the massive, stinky titan that blooms about every 10 years and was on display during my most recent visits. I love the water features - lilly pads and lots of baby coots and moor hens and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

the garden was amazing and it has so many variety of plants and the flowers look so beautiful ,my kids were enjoyed a lot if you visit england don't miss this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place. You could go time and time again and still discover new area. Lovely for children - plenty of space and mine love the fountain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very attractive, well maintained gardens, with a variety of things to see, including:- interesting glasshouses, climbing about the rock garden and a beautiful lake, complete with ducks and moorhens. Very good value for money - spent about 2 hours here. Only criticism is the 'cafe', which served up very dry cakes (most sandwiches gone by 1pm) and tea in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What a delightful experience, horticultural beauty amidst calm & serenity, a lovely way to amble a few hours away. Flowers plants shrubs trees grasses to be admired & appreciated irrespective of taste or age. Don't take my word for it - just go & decide for yourself?

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A lovely place to visit in the summer . Takes a couple of hours to walk around fully and the gardens really are beautiful. We were lucky enough to see the titan arum . Nice restaurant to eat in too.

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