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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

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Address: Rose La., Oxford, England
Phone Number: 01865/286690
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Lovely gardens in the centre of Oxford

The botanic gardens are well laid out and the display of wild flowers is beautiful. The area where plants of medicinal value is especially interesting. The gardens are a quiet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is s very neat and well laid out garden with immaculate lawns, but it does not stand out at all from other gardens in the area. The plants are arranged by family and for a non botanist , it is difficult to get much out of the garden other than an enjoyment of whatever is in bloom. Many other... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I stumbled upon this walking back to university and what a lovely hidden gem. So peaceful and quiet, with the expecting of bird song. I took my son there and he had so much to look at he wasn't bored for one second.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Pleasant surroundings and a nice selection of plants. But couldn't imagine spending more than about an hour wandering around, which makes it quite expensive. They let themselves down with the lack of context or information. I'm sure if you are suitably green-fingered you would know what you're looking at. But I would have liked some more information about the history... More 

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West Midlands, uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The botanic gardens are well laid out and the display of wild flowers is beautiful. The area where plants of medicinal value is especially interesting. The gardens are a quiet oasis in the city centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It takes about 1-2 hours for the visit, depending on how closely you like to look at all the displayed species. I personally like the cactus hall where you can actually see cactus so old that they become old "trees".

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It was very nice to take some time out from a busy shopping day. The gardens are beautiful, I didn't realise they were the oldest botanical gardens in Britain! The glasshouses were a joy to discover and contained a diverse array of plants from around the globe, from swamp plants found in the Amazon to delicate alpine specimens. Well worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Spend a sunny day in this beautiful and unique garden! The architectural structures were done before the gardens and certainly rate as some of the nicest in the world. The river "canal" runs along the side and there is a wonderful mingling of sites and sounds. We heard an entire bell concert from one of the nearby cathedrals on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

There is a small admission fee for entry, but it is free for Oxford University students. The gardens are divided into sections with different plants growing in each section. The trails around the gardens are well kept and easily manageable for buggies and wheelchairs. There is a small G&D (local eatery) stand near the front that sells drinks, ice creams... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited in August and the garden was not looking at its best. Perhaps it's a May/ June garden? The remaining highlights are the glasshouses.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I really didn't like the fact that I would have had to pay to visit these gardens. When I was an Oxford student, I didn't have to.

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