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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 6 days ago 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
Thank mintyman1
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
1  Thank Oystercatcher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful quiet spot, with lots to see and experience, visited in October and there were still many beautiful plants! Feels like you are far away from the city despite being in town. Went on a Saturday afternoon, not too busy but definitely lots of families...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SandyToes_007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens were lovely - even in November - but a dearth of explanatory sign boards meant that unless you are already a horticulturalist little could be learned from the experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nandu T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Cambridge resident for nearly 8 years (and my wife for 10 years longer than that) I am amazed to be saying that neither of us had been to the Botanic Gardens. A friend who was visiting asked me to go with him and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I would not advise visiting on Apple day with under 5 year olds as it was just too busy and unfortunately full of so many adults who thought themselves far too important to wait for anyone and we’re pushing and barging past. However, if you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing place! Reasonable priced and well worth the visit. Gave the kids a chance to run around for 5 minutes and also see some amazing trees and plants. Very well looked after and all the staff we encountered were very friendly. We would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

You could spend all day marvelling in the delight of these wonderful and amazing gardens I loved it here

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Great value, I believe it was £6 entry that you pay as you go in. I tried to pre-book online but this wasn’t possible. Fantastic exhibits in the rows of greenhouses varying from wonderful exotic rainforest plants / flowers to desert terrain.Brilliant place for our...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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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
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...