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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Rose La., Oxford, England
01865/286690
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Ranked #19 of 96 attractions in Oxford
Type: Gardens
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Not a great variety of flowers, which may have something to do with the season. But we were sadly let down by the quality of this Botanical Gardens, especially when compared to other gardens in the UK Not worth the entrance price. At least not in March.

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Tyne and Wear
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Enjoyed the Botanic Gardens - good mixture of plants and borders. Nice littel gift shop and exhibition space

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Minehead, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

was good to while away a few hours but i am not a gardener so for me a little boring but wife loved it

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UK
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The garden was well laid out with very informative displays and was very attractive. The staff were friendly and the tour looked worthwhile - we had just missed the start. Loos good. Very interesting arrangements of medical plants - the hot houses were small but very appealing.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We visited in April, so a little quiet botanically. However, to garden lovers there's always something to see. But they miss a trick in not having a tea shop. Everyone wants a cup of tea. I also thought that the little exhibition room lacked content. Surely, without making it overly commercial, the Botanical Gardens would be a better experience with... More

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Smaller garden than anticipated, nicely laid out but expensive Glass houses contain some amazing plants.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I'm accustomed to botanical gardens that are open for anyone who wants to wander around on their lunch hour-- not the University of Oxford gardens! £4.50 entrance fee for adults (possibly more if you want to visit the greenhouses) which I was unwilling to pay.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This garden is central in Oxford, but it is easy to forget the noise and traffic as you are surrounded by beautiful plants - flowers and trees in bloom with the historic buildings enhancing the view.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The hot houses are a must to visit with a varied selection of plants to see. The gardens themselves are pleasant to walk around - more interesting in the summer, but even in March there were things to see. The gardens are also a way to escape the worst of the Oxford crowds. In common with many gardens there is... More

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North Sandwich, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

You can get to the Botanic Garden on the main roads, but I would recommend walking along the outside of the ancient City wall on Dead Man's Walk, which was the route that Jews were required to take in the Middle Ages in order to bury their dead outside the City. The graveyard is now under a garden in front... More

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