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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is my go to place when I need a moment away from the madness of life, a very slow walk around the whole garden for me is just so relaxing, I turn off my phone, listen to music or read a book and just sit in undisturbed silence. Bliss!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Although you have to pay to get in (unless you are a member of the University), it is good value for money and well worth a visit whilst in Cambridge. The grounds and gardens are amazing, as are the greenhouses. The cafe is very well priced and very pleasant. An oasis in this wonderful city!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Tucked away in the centre of Cambridge,you would never know this oasis exists! Explore and have adventures with the kids over the large stepping stones,and check out the glass houses ( our fave was the tropical lush one! Finish off in the stylish but pricey cafe

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Bury St Edmunds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Cambridge is lucky to have this wonderful garden with it's water features and greenhouses right in the city - it would be easy to overlook it but it's right next to the Trumpington Road. Lovely cafe with outdoor seating too.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

you feel very relaxed in there! I would need more flowers and colors!! and more spaces to sit.......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you are a nature lover (like me), you will become addicted to the place. The beauty, the diversity of colors and aromas swarming the place are unique. An excellent place to have a relaxing stroll, especially from Mid-to-late April and onwards!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

You really need about 3 hours to give this garden justice, it is huge but beautiful laid out and very interesting

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Went with the wife, a nice quiet afternoon spent wandering around the garden. Not the best time to see the whole garden blossoming but you can't go without visiting.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A great place to unwind, close to Cambridge centre. Admission very reasonable, cafe really good, with plenty if outdoor seating and a good selection of food. The spring blossoms were beautiful.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Firstly gardening just isn't my thing but I actually enjoyed strolling here. The exotic plants were more intriguing for me because it reminded me of my childhood in another part of the world.

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