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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Rose La., Oxford, England
01865/286690
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$22*
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Oxford City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
81%
Ranked #21 of 95 Attractions in Oxford
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Boston, MA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I wanted to visit because of the references in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. It was very exciting to sit on Lyra's Bench.

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A beautiful place to visit, but not too cheap for a whole family (although not devastating) For some reason I especially enjoyed the vegetable patch section. Spend about an hour wandering around and be sure to look in the carnivorous greenhouse!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

One of the wounders off oxford all the flowers and plants to see and you must go in and . Look at the greenhouses.And walk by the river.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

When visiting Oxford the garden is a lovely place to see. It has a beautiful conservatory and lots of interesting plants. The entry is not that expensive and there are lots of brautiful places to take photos.

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Tasmania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a nicely planned garden with beds laid out to reflect its past as a teaching garden for botanical medicines. Also has a wildflower garden some good greenhouses to view. We're taking home with lots of ideas for how we can improve our garden especially using more colour thanwe currently do. It was fun watching a squirrel burying chestnuts... More 

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London
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was a lovely, well maintained garden. Sadly not all the greenhouses were open at the time of visiting.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

On the spur of the moment decided to visit Oxford for the day on Sunday just gone and am i glad we did. We were quite happy walking around seeing the sights when we came across signs for the Botanical gardens and decided to give it a shot as we are both somewhat fans of stuff like this. Firstly the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Being a bit spoilt, having Kew Gardens on my doorstep as a child, I tend to find other gardens rather small and insignificant by comparison. This one is a gem, perhaps especially now that Kew seems to be being forced to become more and more commercially orientated, this place was a joy. I think we were helped by the glorious... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was there for a good 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon, but didn't have enough time to do the whole place justice. There were so many different plants to see - flowers, shrubs, trees, vegetables...you name it they had it! The hot houses were very interesting, with examples of plants from which we get everyday products, like cotton and... More 

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Malacca, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A wonderful garden with a very large number of trees/plants/flowers from almost every corner of the world. You can find plants that thrive in various climates. Equatorial and tropical plants as well as those in the desert.There is a river flowing in the garden itself. You can row a boat with your family members. Those flora lovers must visit this... More 

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