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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

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Address: 1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 336265
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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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Lovely space in Cambridge

I often pop here at lunchtime from work. It's a beautiful space to walk through - always something interesting to see. Mainly I end up in the cafe, which is a little chaotic and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I often pop here at lunchtime from work. It's a beautiful space to walk through - always something interesting to see. Mainly I end up in the cafe, which is a little chaotic and small around the till, but we always find somewhere to sit and the food is pretty good. It's busy, which is I guess a good sign.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Any time of the year is a great time to visit. I went just before Christmas and it was a joy to see so much colour in the Glass Houses. Beautifully maintained outside and in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great for a day out in the sun, locals get cheaper entrance. Try not to get locked up when they're closing (...)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is little thing to see this season. There are plenty of other better things to see in Cambridge than going to this garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't remember what the entry fee was, but it was worth it. Our family visited here with another family on a warm November afternoon. 3 adults and 6 kids had a wonderful afternoon. We visited the indoor gardens, reading about the exotic plants and marvelling at the engineering of the buildings. The cafe was good enough, with the usual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These gardens have plenty to see all year round but my most recent visit was in winter. The flower beds were bright with snowdrops and the air was drenched with fragrance - which came from the many Sacococca shrubs in the beds, especially around the Restaurant. The Restaurant itself was warm and bright and had a good selection of hot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I said in the title - this is a nice place for a walk and breath to put your problems backward. So enjoy the nice view!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the botanic gardens in Cambridge, they're so lovely to walk around and really beautiful at all times of year. It's wheelchair accessible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

January is probably not the best time to visit the Botanic Gardens since much of the outside area is being replanted and tidied. However, the Green Houses are well worth a visit at any time of year and contain an amazing variety of plants from many parts of the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning garden with lots going on, fabulous for a walk, stroll or even a jog! Lots happening and various people buzzing around or relaxing. Beautiful arrangements of flowers, shrubs and trees.

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