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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Address: Rose La., Oxford, England
Phone Number: 01865/286690
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$21*
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Oxford City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Ranked #22 of 94 Attractions in Oxford
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I wanted to visit because of the references in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. It was very exciting to sit on Lyra's Bench.

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A beautiful place to visit, but not too cheap for a whole family (although not devastating) For some reason I especially enjoyed the vegetable patch section. Spend about an hour wandering around and be sure to look in the carnivorous greenhouse!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

One of the wounders off oxford all the flowers and plants to see and you must go in and . Look at the greenhouses.And walk by the river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

When visiting Oxford the garden is a lovely place to see. It has a beautiful conservatory and lots of interesting plants. The entry is not that expensive and there are lots of brautiful places to take photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a nicely planned garden with beds laid out to reflect its past as a teaching garden for botanical medicines. Also has a wildflower garden some good greenhouses to view. We're taking home with lots of ideas for how we can improve our garden especially using more colour thanwe currently do. It was fun watching a squirrel burying chestnuts... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was a lovely, well maintained garden. Sadly not all the greenhouses were open at the time of visiting.

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