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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
+44 1223 336265
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Ranked #11 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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Always a joy to visit particularly on a fine day. One learns so much and remember the plants one used to have in the garden and wonder what killed them! Do give yourself 2-3 hours to enjoy all at a leisurely pace.

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Leicester
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fabulous set up, good spread of planting and plenty of hidden beauty spots to enjoy the mystical setting the gardens allow you to indulge in. Cheap to enter , great when the weather is right a must visit I think.

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We have been here at different times of the year and there is always something new to discover. We always come away with new ideas for plant combinations and types. It is very worth while, The food is very good and the toilets are fine (if they are busy at the café the others behind the glasshouses are often less... More

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Have wanted to visit this botanical garden for some time and worth the wait. Visited in third week of September and plenty of colour and interest and most plants labelled which is always a plus. Would encourage visitors to Cambridge to add this to their list of attractions in the city. It is only a short distance from the city... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I am an alipine enthusiast and that part i found very good but the rest though interesting was not at its best in autumn but when next there i sure it will be in full flower.

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Maybe I'm spoilt having been raised in the Staffordshire Moorlands and having now moved to rural West Yorkshire but I personally thought this place was overpriced and not particularly nice to look at. Information was good and I did learn a few things but my wife and I did feel there could have been more to offer, particularly for the... More

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Cambridge, UK
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The garden here is amazing, with loads to see and enjoy. I've also been to their 'sounds green' events, which allow you to take a picnic and chair and enjoy live music. Well worth a visit and well priced.

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Gyor, Hungary
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I thought it's gonna be a relatively small garden with some average plants and wow....how wrong I was. It's a huge are with a lot of plants that I've never seen before. There are also a lot of greenhouses where you can see plants of other continents, it's really amazing. Even that many of the flowers in the garden were... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Summer is almost over but there are still lots of lovely plants to see in the garden. The glasshouses are also full of wonderful specimens. The coffee shop is very modern and inviting with a good choice of cakes (flapjacks are scrummy), light lunches and good coffee. Leave the gardens through the Brookside Gate and take a stroll past the... More

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Rhyl
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Not really for me but the boss,my wife, insisted. She loves gardens. They are well stocked and in September still colourful. The best part for me was the pond and fountain, but she loved all of it

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