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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

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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 8,000 species from all over the world, displayed within the best...more
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1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

You can spend at least a couple of hours or more here,; in the hot-houses or wandering the gardens. It is child / wheel chair friendly and most informative.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rjelleray
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent most of a day at These gardens. I admit that we didn't go at the best time of year. March is hardly renowned for great displays of colour, although there were some very fine spring flowers displaying. You need plenty of time to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank frankart_10
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Gardens entrances (two, one each side of the huge gardens) and easy access on foot (no car park) &close to the city rail & bus stations. We went to see this years accclaimed snowdrop masses and they were certainly white cartpts of del;ucvate blooms....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank CambridgeCat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good place to visit beautiful gardens plenty too see.and not far from Cambridge city center.families or on your own or with friends or as a couple

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank annette733
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a little trip and to see one of the kids teaching events. The gardens are lovely- even out of season there was so much to see. Good pricing with kids going free. The cafe is quite pricey though but lovely food. Bit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank _emmadenton80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited as part of a gardening group and had a great guided tour finishing at the Winter Garden which is in good condition and very colourful. Lunch in the cafe was good and they coped with our group well.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was a true disappointment. Instead of finding a place that should have had a number of different species of plants on display, there were nothing but dead plants and overgrown tree branches blocking main pathways. The upsetting part was seeing a recently mowed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank j r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are ok, honestly not really anything special (possible because it’s out of season?). Admission costs are high (£6) for what is essentially a nice-ish walk and the gardens aren’t particularly big.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank han4nah
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Busy popular cafe in a gorgeous setting with plenty of inside and outside seating but it does not live up to the promised menu (no jacket potato the other day) and is expensive. The staff are pleasant but seem stressed out and you have to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank txeh
CUBG-Visitor-Service, General Manager at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear txeh Thank you for giving us feedback on your recent visit to the Garden Cafe. We are very glad that you found the setting of the Cafe within the Botanic Garden gorgeous and the Cafe staff pleasant. We passed your review on to the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you're looking to take in some nature away from the hustle and bustle then look no further. The gardens are truly beautiful and extremely well maintained. Pack a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Parasolldrink
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Response from YCornwall | Reviewed this property |
No but there’s a big play park with large paddle pool on Lammas land in newnham
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September 16, 2017|
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Response from CUBG-Visitor-Service | Property representative |
Hi 3rri Thanks for your interest in visiting the Botanic Garden. Guide and assistance dogs are very welcome in the Garden, however please note that no other dogs are allowed, even if they are on a lead (and very... More
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