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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Rose La., Oxford, England
01865/286690
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Ranked #23 of 100 Attractions in Oxford
Type: Gardens
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Telford
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A beautiful garden and an interesting display of chemistry related plants. We picnicked by the fountain and sat with the ducks. A blissful way to eat Sainsburys meal deals. The girls loved the vegetable garden and walled planting. The colours were magnificent. Well worth a walk down the High Street to this garden.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The plants and beds are all maintained to a really high standard with all the plants named. This is the place to see and recognise plants so you can buy them when you get back home. The garden enjoys a beautiful site on the banks of the river. Lawns and paths are well maintained. Highpoint are the greenhouses - but... More

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Bristol
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Not the most scenic gardens but the plants in the glass houses make up for that. Somewhere to sit for a rest on a hot day.

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This garden is truly a botanic garden with beds arranged by plant type and use. This can be a little less than the romantic sweep of flower some garden visitors would like to see. However this one offers both. I specifically liked the area planned with species that reflect global warming trends.

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Blewbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a lovely garden, it changes every time i have been, either with the seasons, or the last time, major changes in the planting, and in the kitchen garden. I love the water aspects, and the giant Gunnera! There is something for everyone, any age, any level of horticulture! We had a wheelchair with us, and there where no... More

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South Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a soothing and relaxing break from the big crowds in mid summer. I think the displays and arrangements are thoughtfully arranged by geographic region and climatic niche. There are enough flowers and colors for those who visit the gardens purely for the aesthetics, and enough scientific annotation and logical organization to maintain the attention of those with a... More

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Considering how lovely and well kept the rest of the city is, I expected more from the botanic gardens. Many of the plants looked sickly and the size doesn't warrant the admission cost. The highlight was the lily pond and walking along the river.

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DK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

You must visit this place in Oxford it is wonderful. A wonderfull Garden with a lot of pretty flowers and a beutiful fountain as well. The intrance is 4£.

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Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

On a hot July day, when the streets are packed, you turn off into a haven of shade & calm. There's always a quiet corner. Even at lunch time, when many people come in to eat their sandwiches. the staff are incredibly friendly - personally lead us part of the way to Lyras bench. We took the chemistry trail &... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Amazing Botanic Garden...great location ,...close to the high street in town,..free entrance i think in Winter ...

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