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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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Quiet spot in the heart of the city.

The Botanic Garden is a delightful place in the heart of the city, where you can escape from the hurly-burly of the city (which gets very busy with tourists by the coachload!). It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful collection of flowers. There is a walled garden and a lower garden.There are seven display glass houses which display plants from around the world. I particularly enjoyed the medicinal collection in the SW corner.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We visited on a sunny day in July - on a rainy day our impressions would definitely be different! A fascinating collection of plants, particularly in the glasshouses, with - for example - an extensive display of plants that have medicinal uses. The area covered by the Gardens is not large, so it is easy to see it all in... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A small garden that seems rather hidden away in front of Magdalen College. There is a reasonable entry charge but we spent a happy 3 hours wondering around so was money well spent. There is a nice combination of greenhouses with tropical plants and outdoor beds/ponds. The beds are split into different types of plants and actually provide quite a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is not a must see. We were surprised we needed paid £5 each to enter and may not have if we knew what we were going to see. Pretty gardens with interesting history but unless you have a particular interest in gardening or plants you could probably spend your money better.

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Botanic Garden is a delightful place in the heart of the city, where you can escape from the hurly-burly of the city (which gets very busy with tourists by the coachload!). It runs close to the river Cherwell at one side and you can see people punting or rowing along the river, as well as ducks and other wildlife.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

For a small fee (less than £5) you get access to one of the more remarkable botanical gardens I've visited. It's somewhat unique take on layout makes it even better. With a section devoted to medicinal plants, you can see and learn about the various plants that provide us out medical miracles. Or stroll through the edible gardens, all produce... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a lovely garden packed with beautiful local English flowers. A lovely setting for a picnic and a doze in the sunshine. The garden costs £5 for an adult, children are free (<16). The attendants on the front desk are a little brusque. I wasn't affected but the lady at the desk was a bit blunt....no student card no... More 

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los angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a wonderful garden. Plants arranged by family and by medicinal use. The borders are lovely and the meadow at its height. On the Thames, boats go punting by. Not far from the center is town. For those who know and love plants, this is a treat.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Worth a visit and a walk. The green houses were really neat and the walk to the grounds from Christ Church is a nice one as well.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We thought the botanic gardens would be overflowing with plants but the actual gardens weren't overly exciting and seemed to be lacking. The main herbaceous border was lovely and the glasshouses had lots of plant species, they were the main features of the visit. The rose garden outside of the botanic garden was also lovely but I'm not sure we... More 

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Address: Rose La., Oxford, England
Phone Number: 01865/286690
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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