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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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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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
CUBG-Visitor-Service, General Manager at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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.
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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!
Response from CUBG-Visitor-Service | Property representative |
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
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 friendly!).
We hope that you come to visit and enjoy the Garden anyhow.