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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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nice size garden

visited the garden in hopes of seeing more of the greenhouse displays as it was still rather cool outside for things to be in bloom. unfortunately only two of the houses were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

visited the garden in hopes of seeing more of the greenhouse displays as it was still rather cool outside for things to be in bloom. unfortunately only two of the houses were open, but of what we could see, the plants and trees were beautiful. it was nice to see people coming there to have a picnic lunch with small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Despite the fact that a lot of plants had yet to bloom there was still plenty to see. We walked around the grounds before the glass houses opened. Surprisingly quiet and peaceful considering how close we were to the main roads. Inside the houses were amazing. Shame my camera lens kept steaming up but that's a given in a steamy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Beautiful old glasshouses by the river with a great collection of giant cacti, carnivorous plants, water lilies and a host of other things. Fascinating place to while away a couple of hours and see some beautiful and unusual natural sights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you're gonna come here just for Tolkien's tree, you should know it's been cut down. Otherwise a nice visit

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Wondeful, small but with loads to see, just by the river, with loads of plants a nd history, very pleasant indeed. One of the things you should not miss in Oxford

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A secret garden all to myself. Greenhouses with the Christmas decorations still in evidence, a soft mist hanging over the empty gardens with the punts nestled under the bridge. Wonderfully atmospheric and calming. Absolutely loved it.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Admittedly, January was never going to be the best time to visit a garden but I was disappointed with the Oxford Botanical Gardens. They're not that big and the plants were either not sprouting yet or dead (some very pathetic looking Rhubarb for example) and it seemed to be in need of a good weeding. The glass houses were also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Me and my partner came here in January 2015 on a Sunday. We were given a reduction on the entry fee as some parts were closed off due to the winter. The garden was lovely and quiet, but it did seem a little sorry for itself in the winter months. I have been to other gardens in the winter and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My partner and I recently attended the ‘Winter Light’ event at the University of Oxford Botanic Gardens. We were expecting (as advertised) to "wander through candle lit walks, spot light features and glass houses beautifully lit up". From the many advertisements we anticipated a romantic and festive evening with hundreds of lights illuminating the gardens. The Reality: Having spent half... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I live in Oxford and am actually a member of the Botanic Garden, and we make good use of these beautiful grounds during the spring and summer. We went to the Christmas "Winter Lights" the weekend of Dec 4-6 (2014) and were sorely disappointed. It would have been better suited as a Halloween event. There were no lights to speak... More 

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