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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
+44 1223 336265
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Ranked #9 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Cambridge Botanic Garden is really beautiful in the summer months. You can even visit a tree descended from the one that assaulted Isaac Newton. Also in the summer (June-July) the garden host music on the green. When the weather is nice, the garden is in bloom, and the music is on, the gardens are a great place for a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have driven past the gardens SO many times on the Park & Ride. And we kept saying we must go. Finally, we actually visited and it didn't let us down. We thought it was a little gem of a place. Lots of different gardens to visit. Lots of different plants and flowers. Great trees to explore! Places for children... More

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great lunch food and cakes. Friendly staff and a great location. All positive. Good value. Nothing more to add but have to submit 50 characters. Why Trip Advisor?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited Cambridge Botanic Garden on a boiling day. The cafe' was an essential stop: as usual with such places, the queueing/service challenge was failed. Insufficient staff and slow service = big queues when it's busy. The garden itself is very big and amazingly varied. Some of the sections -"gardens" - are looking a little neglected (like the rose garden)... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We always enjoy a visit to this garden and looking at the amazing collections of plants and trees from around the world - beautifully tended over many years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The gardens were beautiful with lots of photo ops. We would love to go back again someday. Lots to see.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A wonderful example of a medium size garden that has plenty to see in terms of colour and variety. Also good facilities - plenty of seats, essential for a hot day! Toilets, free map, signage etc. There's a new café with toilets which is fine, but the cakes and pastry range was not very large. I spent over 3 hours... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Cambridge Botanical Garden is one of the oldest in the country, and well worth the visit, stuff for all from tall trees to very small flowers...lol a lake, pond with fountain and best of all, a tropical garden, full of amazing alien type plants, we took mother, it was a great day out...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A delightful quiet paradise that you would never expect behind the fences, a beautiful gardens with lakes and indoor hot houses with a variety of plants and flowers. I am not really a gardener but even I appreciated the beauty of the place and my 4 year old also loved running around, there is also a nice cafe if you... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a really great place to go in Cambridge to get some peace and quiet. The gardens are breathtaking, especially in summer.

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