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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
+44 1223 336265
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All reviews winter garden glass house scented garden rock garden plants and trees water features stepping stones different areas flower beds stunning gardens trumpington road few hours city centre entrance fee couple of hours sunny day walk around
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s close to the rail station but both are at distance from the city centre proper. The entrance price is a bit steep but it’s a pleasant place to visit for a couple of hours.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great botanical gardens in Cambridge. They punch well above their weight for the size of the town. Worthwhile in any season, there’s always something to marvel at and enjoy.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Paulus-mundi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice gardens, but if you are not big fan of plants , there are other nice places in Cambridge to visit without paying entrance fee.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Roygordon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the old physic garden where all manner of plants were grown by early doctors. Go in spring when the plants are in full bloom. No picking of useful herbs allowed.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Berenice B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful gem of a garden. Small but nicely laid out and with an interesting array of plants and habits. When I went at the end of the summer, it was no longer looking its best (I think August, but it may have been early...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jacqueline W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really excellent botanic garden. Hugely improved in recent years and welcome addition of very nice cafe- well worth another visit if you remember the garden as rather run down years ago. Lovely winter garden.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank cat29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A magical place for any sort of plant lover, at any level. This place should be visited regularly at different times, to wonder at the gorgeous specimens and speciality plants in different phases of growth. Not just the gardens, the greenhouses hold botanical 'Wow!' plants....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Even better than I remember . Always something more to look at and always makes me feel so peaceful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

very interesting place, good for walks, meditations, romantic, quiet park good to learn, biology, various species of plants, trees, shrubs, a lake in which you can meet ducks and swans, lots of flowers

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kamila D
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Lovely gardens with a wide variety of plants. There are also greenhouses with cacti and climbing plants. They give you a map at the entrance but the gardens are quite large, so allow enough time for a wander. If you bring sandwiches, as we did,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 6, 2018|
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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
September 16, 2017|
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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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Istanbul University Botanic Garden location? (4 Replies)
I am a big gardening fan. Some googling lead me to discover the Istanbul University Botanic Garden, which is free and open to the public. However I can't find any directions to it. Can anyone tell me how to get there from Sultanahmet? Thanks!
April 07, 2011|
Response fromenigma2007|
Hi Redk, Istanbul University Botanic Gardens are located near Belgrade forest at Sariyer. I suggest that you take the the tram from Sultanahmet to Kabatas and at Kabatas get on the bus No. 25E, Kabatas-Sariyer. and get off the bus at Cayirbasi stop. From there it will be a long walk on Bahcekoy street or a short taxi ride to the Arboretum. good luck, enigma...