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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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A haven of tranquility

Not the bi botanical garden but I think it is the oldest. Probably not the best time of year to visit as there's not much to see but a good place to get away from the crowds in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave B
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Coalville, United Kingdom

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Coalville, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the bi botanical garden but I think it is the oldest. Probably not the best time of year to visit as there's not much to see but a good place to get away from the crowds in Oxford. The glasshouses are beginning to come alive and there's lots of snowdrops around. Could do with somewhere refreshments could be purchased.

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Oxford many times due to a Son at the University, and this was one of the last places we had not seen. Probably because of the time of year for our visit, we found it very disappointing and expensive.The glass houses are very small. The gardens are nicely classic in a good setting, but after walking around... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take a break from all the tourists in Central Oxford and see the colleges from a different perspective. Look at the dry and humid greenhouses - see sensitive plants and bananas growing. Best in summer or Spring, but amazing colour in Autumn and a lovely place in winter if you go into the greenhouses.

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Thank Rootveg
San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not great and grand, no, but it is planted with the history of this country as well as the world. Such beautiful plantings, colorful, lush, and so many unknown varieties as well. A lovely place to have a look round and a rest. Enjoy!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's much smaller than I thought it would be, but I managed to get some lovely photos. The experience will be different depending on the season, I suppose. I was there in autumn. Having been once, I wouldn't go back again. There are other places I would much prefer to visit again.

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Thank indtravhelp
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Was there many years ago but going back was just lovely. Had a great time just walking around the garden and enjoying the wonderful winter afternoon. Excellent!!!!

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Thank Manorama1
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Although not big these gardens are beautiful and interesting and you see something different every visit, every season. It is a restful place and visitors can just sit and enjoy a variety of views, take photos of amazing plants and gain wonderful ideas for their own gardens. I love these gardens, just wish parking for disabled was easier then we... More 

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Thank Ann G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

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

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Kings Lynn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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.

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Thank Ilona K
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

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.

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