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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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Always welcoming and helpful

I have visited here many times over the past few years both with and without elderly family members. Parking for disabled visitors is close and staff are always helpful if we need... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lizzy F
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have visited here many times over the past few years both with and without elderly family members. Parking for disabled visitors is close and staff are always helpful if we need anything. A lovely place to walk round on a Sunday afternoon

Thank Lizzy F
Kings Lynn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is very small botanic garden compare to other gardens which I've visited. Tiny glasshouse. But still beautiful place as a park for relaxing in grass near flowers in summer.

Thank Ilona K
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I presume we visited the gardens at the wrong time of year as it was like walking around a neglected public park I really can't believe that they are charging people almost £5 each to enter this small enclosure during these Autumn/winter months when there really was absolutely nothing to see . Huge disappointment.

Thank Mark R
Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the Autumn colours give it a charming look, the garden must be at its high when the flowers blossom. Not too crowded, it´s ideal for a relaxing stroll or sit on one of the benches and enjoy the view.

1 Thank Vanessa B
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a long awaited visit despite living locally. Well worth the wait. So much to see. The autumn colours were superb and everything was well laid out and easy to access. Spent ages perfecting my photographing falling leaf shots! Could have stayed for hours. Will be returning as I want to see it in winter, spring and summer.

1 Thank kat89
Oxford, UK
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Species are really well ordered and arranged without losing the basic need need for beauty. 'Interpretation' is still improving.

1 Thank B_Bum_2013
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no doubt that botanical gardens are probably best visited in the spring or summer, when everything's is growing or in full bloom. This said, we stumbled upon the gardens yesterday and spent a lovely morning wandering them. The glasshouses are individually themed, with great attention to detail. Overall the gardens are very reminiscent of Kew, simply on a... More 

1 Thank Ali M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have a chance to spend too long here because we arrived only 45 mins before closing time. Were still able to enjoy the small but perfectly formed glasshouses; watch people punting, or rather getting stuck, on the river; and take in the wonderful autumn colours that glowed in the late afternoon despite the sky being overcast. Lovely little... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i was really very sad to see the botanical garden in autumn as the plants were dried out and dead.i expected too much from this trip to the garden. the best part was the green house .there were lovely plants in the glass house though the humidity and smell made me come out quickly as i can't stand musty smell.should... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Created in 1621 to grow herbs and plants for medicine, the Oxford Botanical Gardens originally known as the "physick garden" are the oldest botanical gardens in England. The location along the River Cherwell with the principle entrance facing Magdalen College affords wonderful views and plenty of opportunities for the photographer. Check out the entrance archway designed by Nicholas Stone and... More 

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