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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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Reviewed today via mobile

Though in the middle of winter the park on a Sunday afternoon gives you a welcomed flowery break from the traffic and the tourist crowds. Enjoy a break by the nice cafe with its outdoor terrace.

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

This was definitely worth the trip. Cambridge doesn't have a lot going on tbh, and I liked this better than anything else.

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

Not quite as good as the oxford botanic garden, but definitely better than Durham botanic garden. A+

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute joy to visit here. Fab plants and flowers @ always something in bloom, and great displays and okay areas. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 633SteveR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a member and go often - the is year round interest with a Winter Garden and Extensive glass houses (if it's raining) or if you are interested in world botany. Excellent cafe and shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank tina f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Obviously only any good if you like plants. Fine array of trees and shrubs. Go in January to see the splendid winter garden. Birch glade is also good. Other seasonal delights too Glasses have interesting collections The only downside is little educational material so you’re...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 11, 2019

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 January 9, 2019 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 January 9, 2019 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 January 6, 2019 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
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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
June 10, 2017|
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Sorry so late to reply. About 2-3 hours
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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...