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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Address: 1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 336265
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Ranked #9 of 104 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This heritage-listed Botanic Garden was originally conceived by Professor John Henslow, the mentor...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely walk round on January Sunday after spring was showing its self and the shop was was and well stocked snowdrops everywhere clean and tidy gardens things for the children to do Trees have eyes

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Made the visit in Jan with frost on the ground - What a place! The glass houses were full of plants from every habitat you could think of... Ideal for a winter visit. To get the best, I think one visit in each season is called for and have already set a date for my spring trip. Great cafe cafe... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

One to rival Kew, but on a smaller scale. The herboatoreum is exhaustive. Love it here. The best time to visit is, as expected, in the spring when it's in full bloom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I recently visited this place. It's a big experience in my whole travel history. I booked a day trip with Whistle A Cab, it's new company but very cheap Cambridge trip package they offer. I also visited some other places. As a whole this town is very historical and full with ancient establishment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

An green oasis amongst a bustling city. Worth a visit if you enjoy plants and are keen to find out more about them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This garden is a real gem, an oasis in town. Great variety of wildlife and knowledgeable gardening, fruits, plants, herbs.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Lovely sitting outside looking at the plants. Mint tea made with fresh mint leaves most refreshing. Yummy cake.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

beautifully laid out and well looked after. Events for children. Not easy to park if you want to stay a while, but easy walk from the rail station. Series of smaller gardens linked in an easy walk through

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Cambridge, the city of the great universities. All corners are inspiring. When you find a group of students, it seems out of any Harry Potter film. The channel that leads us to know ancient stories. Students and more students who won Nobel Prize circulated there, including the naturalist Charles Darwin, lived in Cambridge. The boat ride afternoon is special. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Botanical Gardens are well worth a visit, with lots of different sections (including a tropical hot house) there is plenty to see. The Gardens have the added bonus of being close to station if you happen to be in Cambridge for a limited period of time.

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