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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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Beautiful gardens

The gardens are wonderful, so much to see and enjoy. a relaxing and peaceful experience. The new cafe is good, lots of seating areas to rest on all around the garden. Nothing to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The gardens are wonderful, so much to see and enjoy. a relaxing and peaceful experience. The new cafe is good, lots of seating areas to rest on all around the garden. Nothing to dislike!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit as soon as the gardens opened at 10am and were greeted by a very friendly and helpful lady. We went straight to the café for hot drinks and then set out to explore. As we knew it was set to be a hot day, we went to the glasshouses first before they got too hot. The... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

On a fine sunny day loaded up with a picnic you could have a brilliant day here. Even without the picnic you can enjoy the vast and varied gardens and greenhouses and have a meal or just a snack in the cafes. The entrance fee is quite reasonable too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Quiet and beautiful escape from the city. Very tasty (if a tad expensive) homemade food. Would definitely re-visit.

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We came here on a sunny, but windy day in April. We spent a good few hours wandering around and taking photos. We especially loved the blossom trees and the cacti in the glasshouses. Unfortunately given the time of year there was a lot of bare flower beds. We will definitely have to come back in the summer! The walk... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great place to visit. Serene surroundings in a bustling city. Cherry blossoms in full bloom. Glass house was very good- the tropical and desert sections were exceptional. Weather was quite sunny but quite breezy. A good day out, overall. I would like to visit it again in the summer.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited the gardens on a sunny day in half term with friends and our 6 children under 5. We had a wonderful day and the children enjoyed exploring the gardens and completing the Lindt Easter egg trail. We took a picnic which was fortunate, as the café was closed due to a mains water problem. It did open in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

During the autumn, spring and summer, this is an amazing place in Cambridge. A must see. I have lived down the street from the Botanic Garden, and finally visited in autumn while my parents were visiting from the U.S., and we were amazed at the extensiveness of the garden. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lovely gardens with a good variety of different species from around the world. Everything is well labeled. If I lived in Cambridge I would be a regular visitor and would take advantage of the tours on offer. If you enjoy plants, flowers and trees this is highly recommended.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I visit every year and am never disappointed with the beauty of nature here. The garden is absolutely beautiful and everyone can enjoy wandering around at peace in such a tranquil environment. All through the year, the garden is open and is kept well maintained - the staff here are clearly very hard-working. This is one attraction in Cambridge that... More 

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