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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
+44 1223 336265
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Ranked #10 of 109 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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We arrived fairly late on a Saturday and it was an hour before closing, so we didn't have a huge amount of time to visit everything. The lady on the entrance however was very helpful, pointing out the best way to go around the gardens to see the best parts in the shortest time. There are a number of areas... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I spent many happy days there as a child. My Mum would take me and my Sister there all the time, especially during the school holidays. I loved it, it had this air of mystery and magic about it. I keep promising myself I will return there for a visit, and I recommend it to everyone as a must see.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is an absolute treasure chest hidden just off the centre of Cambridge. Really deceiving by size the gardens and greenhouses stretch for 40 acres all of which are just beautiful. We spent 2-3 hours in here but you could easily spend an entire day and bring a picnic or enjoy a tea in the tearoom as we did. Ideal... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Love this garden whatever the season. Great to relax here even if you are not interested in the gardens, excellent for a summer picnic! Lots to see and do.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I love this place so much i became a member. Meet great people here, good seating, gardens are interesting, and relaxing to be in any time of year. Music events are most enjoyable in the big grassy area. One drawback is incredibly slow service of food and drinks, and long queues for toilets. The opportunity for someone to modernise the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Probably one of the best tourists spots in Cambidge. We visited the garden with our parents and we've had great time just walking and enjoying nature.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I visit here regular as I am a keen photographer and it is so beautiful and cheap to get in, much cheaper than anglesey abbey in lode cambridge. The cafe is in such gorgeous surroundings and they do a lovely chai tea and amazing sausage rolls and cake. A must visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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