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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

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Address: 1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
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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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Plants from all over the world

Cambridge University Botanic Garden has plants from all over the world. It is spread over in 40 acres of gardens and glasshouses. It is open daily at 10am and has an entrée fee of... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cambridge University Botanic Garden has plants from all over the world. It is spread over in 40 acres of gardens and glasshouses. It is open daily at 10am and has an entrée fee of 5.50 pounds. Good place to spend a day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Botanic Garden is one of those places that you intend to pop in to for 30 minutes and you are still there five hours later. It is a vast and elegant site located in the heart of Cambridge's city centre. If you like the combination of water and glasshouses, then you won't be disappointed. As a lover of geraniums,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most uplifting and tranquil space in Cambridge. Every day is different and enjoyable, especially hot house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am something of a gardening nerd and went to the Botanic Gardens to look primarily at the Winter Garden. As mum was back at work I had somewhat disgruntled 10 and 13 year old daughters in tow. Disgruntled that is until we got to the place - a huge, well laid out 40 acre garden playground in the centre... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Almost" fairly central to Cambridge (not too far from the Fitzwilliam Museum). Just a gentle stroll takes you into flora and grounds that are lovely. It could be highly educational, or just a fine afternoon's wander around, it's up to you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family visited the apple fair. The areas were packed and so many families. The cafe is excellent but busy. The plant collection first class and do not miss the glass houses.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is such a treat to have these gardens in Cambridge, there is something interesting to see in every season, and the hot houses are a haven in bad weather. I come here to relax and bring my sketchbook.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was dubious about my decision to visit in January but I spent a full day in Cambridge having never been before and this was on my to do list. It cost me £5.50 to enter which for everything I saw I thought was very reasonable. It could be lowered to £5 if you opted out of the gift aid.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I arrived I wondered if it was worth £5 each to view a winter garden, but I was proved wrong ! A lovely, relaxing place to walk around with a range of glass houses with lots of interesting environments created from around the world. The café was great for fairly cheap soup and sandwiches and gorgeous home made pies... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very atmospheric place. What I love about the Garden is that you find a perfect corner for your mood and become lost in the beauty of nature. It is like many worlds in one and each has its own character. It does not impose anything on you. Very casual but charming. I see families with children, couples, or just... More 

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