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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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not so academic

Very beautiful, free of charge, not too many flowers in bloom, not too romantic-syrup type, but neither too scholastic. A bit rigid. Yet I would have prefered more explanations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful, free of charge, not too many flowers in bloom, not too romantic-syrup type, but neither too scholastic. A bit rigid. Yet I would have prefered more explanations about certain type of plants, maybe organised in groups for regions of origin. They have also payed boats, guided, on the river in the gardens.

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Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This garden was such a lovely lovely pretty place to visit. Was so secluded and beautiful to walk around and shoot photos of. Just lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I rarely use big like to use hyperbole in reviews such as these, but it is hardly hyperbole when it is true. Having visited a number of parks and gardens in the UK since arriving, by far the most pleasant experience was the Cambridge Botanic Garden. Its great fun, relaxing, and in the numerous times that I have gone, the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Not only does Cambridge have a great University it also has a great University garden. With no admission charge for children under 16 it is a great way to spend a day and lots of families are there doing just that. The grounds are very mobility friendly with only a few spots where you can choose to climb or scramble.... More 

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eastney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I thought the price reasonable and non-commercial and the staff very friendly and welcoming, well organised.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Have beautifully designed landscapes. Can even bring in a lunch and eat if you want. Loved the water features. Even on a cold day it was lovely and so nice. Would visit again.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

A wonderful place especially the Titian plant just in flower which smells of rotten meat. A jar of honey comes in over ten pounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great free audio tour you can download before you get there. I love the way the information board and staff are able to direct you towards interesting parts of the garden and plants for the specific month. Amazingly beautiful and informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a small garden but it packs in an enormous amount of delightful learning. See how plants are cross bred; observe the progressive introduction of species into the UK; there's much to take in. Or, simply stroll down the paths and enjoy the tranquility. Be aware that some areas are 'wild' ie this is not just an ornamental garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Visited yesterday when the weather was good, for a change! Was a really nice place to walk around and with various exotic plants, it made for an really interesting trip. Spend several hours there and still could of spend a few hours more if we wanted to! Will visit again!

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Address: 1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 336265
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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