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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

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Address: 1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 336265
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This heritage-listed Botanic Garden was originally conceived by Professor...

This heritage-listed Botanic Garden was originally conceived by Professor John Henslow, the mentor and teacher of Charles Darwin. The Garden's plant collections today number over 8000 species from all over the world, displayed within the best collection of trees in the region. The 40 acres of beautifully-landscaped gardens and glasshouses offer year-round interest and seasonal inspiration. The excellent Cafe and Shop are also open year-round. An oasis in the City, this great Garden makes a great day out.

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Wow! Absolutely an amazing find. Beautiful place with tremendous amounts of different plants. Nice cafe. Under 16's free. Adults £5

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow! Absolutely an amazing find. Beautiful place with tremendous amounts of different plants. Nice cafe. Under 16's free. Adults £5

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I live in Edinburgh where we have exceptional Botanical Gardens which are Free of Charge for the main gardens. My beloved Partner & I will usually visit a botanical Garden when one is available. Thus one in Cambridge is a Gem. Absolutely lovely. The nice weather helped, but the gardens would have been lovely even in inclement weather. We made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favourite walks in Cambridge, you have to buy an entry ticket for 4.00£, however it is well worth it, peace and tranquility.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The entrance fee to the Botanical garden is rather steep so we had high expectations when visiting the garden. The garden is located right in the centre of Cambridge. It is beautiful, pleasant but not spectacular (but my botanical expertise is limited).

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I didn't know the Botanic Gardens existed until i was in Cambridge for a few days - garden illustrating botanical plant groups was fascinating but would have benefitted from more thorough plant labelling. Great cafe

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The botanical garden is magnificent you can spend your day in the gardens still not see every thing. You can park on the road 50p per 30 min do not forget to have a picnic in the picnic area or have something in the canteen. The glasshouse contains tropical plants but it is very humid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Oh! what a beautiful place £5 each to get in. I have taken soo many photographs. wonderful place to explore and have the opportunity to see many species, from all over the world. A peaceful serene setting away from the hustle and bustle of the City center. Highly recommended X

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautiful place is a retreat from the busy city, wonderful flora, relaxing, calming fountain, greenhouses, large rockery area, trees galore, expansive lawns to rest and catch the sun's rays, restaurant and lovely gift shop. Spend a couple of hours there or the whole day; you will come away refreshed and fulfilled.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to just walk around and enjoy flowers and all The different little places and greenhouses and dont fortet to take a look at The shop at The entrance i am sure you Will find some Nice shopping

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fabulous to visit anytime of the year. Every season the outside gardens change and are so beautifully kept. Not only has it fabulous flowering plants it also boasts some amazing trees. Lovely little cafe inside for a sit down and a well earned cuppa. Lots if interesting things to see in the inside areas where they have... More 

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