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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
+44 1223 336265
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Ranked #9 of 100 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: This heritage-listed Botanic Garden was originally conceived by Professor John Henslow, the mentor...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This garden is a real gem, an oasis in town. Great variety of wildlife and knowledgeable gardening, fruits, plants, herbs.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Lovely sitting outside looking at the plants. Mint tea made with fresh mint leaves most refreshing. Yummy cake.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

beautifully laid out and well looked after. Events for children. Not easy to park if you want to stay a while, but easy walk from the rail station. Series of smaller gardens linked in an easy walk through

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Cambridge, the city of the great universities. All corners are inspiring. When you find a group of students, it seems out of any Harry Potter film. The channel that leads us to know ancient stories. Students and more students who won Nobel Prize circulated there, including the naturalist Charles Darwin, lived in Cambridge. The boat ride afternoon is special. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Botanical Gardens are well worth a visit, with lots of different sections (including a tropical hot house) there is plenty to see. The Gardens have the added bonus of being close to station if you happen to be in Cambridge for a limited period of time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Entry prices here are high, and discriminatory towards University members. An occasional visitor here, with partner and teenagers will have little left from £20 and THAT'S no the way to get people interested in botany, plants and gardens. Yes, the grounds are extensive and its impossible to judge them from a single Autumn visit but almost certainly will be good... More 

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CUBotanicGarden, Development Officer at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Hello. I'm sorry you were disappointed in your autumn visit to the Garden. Just to say we do not offer concessions to members of the University. We do offer free admission to current students at the University of Cambridge and also to children and teenagers aged 16 and under. We review our admission prices annually and are committed to keeping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Wonderful "oasis" of peace, trees, bushes in the centre of Cambridge. A joy. Good map of the gardens, and pleasant shop An enjoyable morning...

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CUBotanicGarden, Public Relations Manager at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, and for reviewing. Thank you particularly for commenting on the map - it was a real labour of love to produce, so thank you! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a large and diverse garden. There is plenty of space to wander around along wide, level paths and an attractive and interesting range of plants and trees to look at (even at the end of October). There is a cafe that looked very nice. A very enjoyable couple of hours

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Early November was perhaps not the best time to see this magnificent collection of plants and trees from around the world, with the late summer/autumn plants having 'gone over' and the winter ones having not really got going. The Winter Garden did look splendid though. The glasshouses were fantastic and provided welcome respite from the wind and the rain! Unfortunately... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A nice walk in the garden was very welcome after the crowded streets of the city centre. And the collection of plants and trees is really awesome.

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