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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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Oxford Botanical Gardens

I visited these gardens on a Wednesday,a nice sunny day.The first flush of blooms have gone-daffodils,most tulips some later ones still ok.The fruit trees are in blossom,there an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

wonderful delicate gardens with a bit of everything: formal beds, loose natural beds, flowering trees, lush pond (with a goose and her goslings), rock garden with lots of tiny flowers, fountain (with a friendly duck), medicinal beds, woodland path, stone walls with climbing vines (and a couple of flitting house wrens - lots of birds here), plus fun packed glasshouses... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to have a sunny day to walk around. The gardens are beautifully kept and very peaceful. Right in the centre of busy Oxford you never hear any traffic or noise in there. The green houses with tropical plants are well worth a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I visited these gardens on a Wednesday,a nice sunny day.The first flush of blooms have gone-daffodils,most tulips some later ones still ok.The fruit trees are in blossom,there an amazing Handkerchief tree in bloom[Davidia involucrata].All the grass strips and are immaculate Another must see is the hot/greenhouses-arid/palm/carnivorous/lily/alpine types.Also a rock garden,conservatory.With so many plants etc in the borders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The these gardens were established in 1621 and contain a wonderful collection of plants, very helpful and informed staff. I've been several times, but saw the place with fresh eyes on my last visit. There were many plants at peak show, and many more pregnant with hope of further displays to come. A great venue for tourists, gardeners and botanists;... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It's vast and very interesting if you're a gardener. Includes lots of greenhouses with sub-tropical plants, well laid out and maintained.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

well ... first of all I am very disappointed that in ticket office they did not accept my oxford visitor student card and they did not even consider me as a student. So I paid 4.9 pound which is the general rate for adults. So if you are not University of Oxford's student, be prepared to pay max for your... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I would thoroughly recommend including the Botanic Garden in your itinerary, especially if making a two-day or longer visit to Oxford. This really is a place of history! Founded in 1621 'to promote the furtherance of learning and to glorify nature' it is the oldest Botanic Garden in Britain, and, evidently, one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

I was in the botanic garden with my friends. Even though I'm not really so interested in flowers and thought I would be bored, actually it was very interesting. I'd love to see this garden in spring when everything is in blossom.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

These gardens are exceptional with many unusual plants and trees. We were lucky enough to see the Handkerchief tree in full bloom, a wonderful sight. The greenhouses have many well kept plants, each area dedicated to different genera.

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Leeds
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We went here to fill in a couple of hours. It was very plesant, but quite small and not a great deal to see really. If you are a real plant etc. enthsuiast, then maybe it's brilliant, but for the non green fingered variety of visotor like we were, then it didn't enthrall. Felt a bit expensive for what it... More 

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