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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Rose La., Oxford, England
01865/286690
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Ranked #22 of 101 Attractions in Oxford
Type: Gardens
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Bristol
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Not the most scenic gardens but the plants in the glass houses make up for that. Somewhere to sit for a rest on a hot day.

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This garden is truly a botanic garden with beds arranged by plant type and use. This can be a little less than the romantic sweep of flower some garden visitors would like to see. However this one offers both. I specifically liked the area planned with species that reflect global warming trends.

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