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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Rose La., Oxford, England
01865/286690
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Tasmania
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

On the spur of the moment decided to visit Oxford for the day on Sunday just gone and am i glad we did. We were quite happy walking around seeing the sights when we came across signs for the Botanical gardens and decided to give it a shot as we are both somewhat fans of stuff like this. Firstly the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Being a bit spoilt, having Kew Gardens on my doorstep as a child, I tend to find other gardens rather small and insignificant by comparison. This one is a gem, perhaps especially now that Kew seems to be being forced to become more and more commercially orientated, this place was a joy. I think we were helped by the glorious... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was there for a good 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon, but didn't have enough time to do the whole place justice. There were so many different plants to see - flowers, shrubs, trees, vegetables...you name it they had it! The hot houses were very interesting, with examples of plants from which we get everyday products, like cotton and... More

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Malacca, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A wonderful garden with a very large number of trees/plants/flowers from almost every corner of the world. You can find plants that thrive in various climates. Equatorial and tropical plants as well as those in the desert.There is a river flowing in the garden itself. You can row a boat with your family members. Those flora lovers must visit this... More

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We spent about 2 hours last Sunday at the Botanic Garden and it was a wonderful experience. The collection of tropical plants, palms and cacti is superb. However, they could add some more orchids to their collection. The Garden is well laid-out and the sitting area around the central fountain is a brilliant idea. In fact, i came back pictures... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Excellent displays outdoor & in the hot houses with an interesting set of experimental beds where flowers have been allowed to run wild to look at maintenance free gardening in a warmer climate might work and one looking at keeping a specific weed at bay. Children will love the carnivorous plant hot house, teenagers may head for their cannabis plants...of... More

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Telford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A beautiful garden and an interesting display of chemistry related plants. We picnicked by the fountain and sat with the ducks. A blissful way to eat Sainsburys meal deals. The girls loved the vegetable garden and walled planting. The colours were magnificent. Well worth a walk down the High Street to this garden.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The plants and beds are all maintained to a really high standard with all the plants named. This is the place to see and recognise plants so you can buy them when you get back home. The garden enjoys a beautiful site on the banks of the river. Lawns and paths are well maintained. Highpoint are the greenhouses - but... More

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