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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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The botanical garden has always something for everyone whatever the age, whatever the season. There are outdoor beds of flowers, and greenhouses.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The botanical garden has always something for everyone whatever the age, whatever the season. There are outdoor beds of flowers, and greenhouses.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fantastic place to escape, take a breather and explore a whole new world that changes with the seasons and offers a good restaurant as well. plenty of seats around the gardens gives you a chance to "be". We all need more of that..! Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I come to the Botanical gardens a lot. It changes every season so there is always something to see. Lovely little cafe in the centre of the gardens and a nice gift shop at the entrance. Lots of benches and places to sit, as well as a large pond, water feature and lots of hidden spaces for a picnic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely oasis, I was not very lucky in terms of weather but I did feel a sense of tranquility walking through the garden. I would love to go again in the summer when everything's in bloom.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong. The greenhouses with varied environments are pretty interesting, but outside of that, the gardens are very pleasant but not as "scientific" as others that I've been to. The Graminae section was particularly disappointing and I was left with a feeling that this wasn't really a botanic garden. You can eat there in the cafe, and shop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot praise here enough.So peaceful and tranquil.So beautiful.Such hard work must go into this.It is a lovely place.I love being here so much.It is a place for quiet thought and reflection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting these gardens since I was a child and they always convey wonder. Autumn and spring are the most fabulous. The cafe always has delicious cakes and the staff are commendable. They offer workshops and educational treats for kids interested in Botanics. You cannot leave Cambridge without visiting and have no excuse as it's a stone she... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love it here, lawns for kids to run on, nooks and corners to explore, lovely cafe. Places to learn about nature and plants. Everything you could need for a day out!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this beautiful, well laid our garden. 40 acres in all and simply stunning. A really nice cafe serving home made food and cakes. Beautiful and rare specimens. As pensioners we paid £4.50 each and it was worth every penny. We visited it in November and had the most gorgeous weather so we're able to enjoy the beautiful Autumnal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to spend a couple of hours with friends, family or on your own. It has a nice cafe for coffee or a simple lunch.

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