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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 yesterday via mobile

40 acres of beautiful gardens wonderfully kept A good cafe and lots of seating in beautiful tranquil spots all over the gardens Very quiet and peaceful on all my visits

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Reviewed yesterday

I went there on my birthday which was a drizzly day which turned very wet.If u can appreciate the gardens in that weather it shows how lovely they are. Plenty of different plants on display some of which I havent seen anywhere before.Greenhouses for shelter...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went there actually because my husband gifted me a gardening course (which is given in the premises) and It was lovely to walk around the gardens, very much recommended for families.

1  Thank Yabel21
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely place to walk through, to admire the flowers, bushes and trees, especially in autumn when the leaves change colors and the autumn crocus make an appearance where you least expect it. The fountain is very soothing, and so are the greenhouses to discover flowers...More

1  Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a wonderfully peaceful place to hang out in all seasons. Maybe not as big as some botanic gardens but there are lots of zones offering different experiences. The latest is the "rising path" which offers lovely views and historical interest. I've been with kids...More

1  Thank Maggi444
Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice green area where you can spend quite time, (all the zones are numbered on the map which you can take from the reception) , but it is not easy to find it because it is not numbered on floor . take you time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a member of the Botanic Gardens, and is the best value for money membership that I ever had. The place is perfect, beautiful, well looked after....the Cafe is good as well, and tables outside in a sunny day are perfect. You can bring...More

1  Thank Chocolatera3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here yesterday. Came with a Gardening group. It was rather a damp day but the actual visit was really good. The gardens were really amazing and well spread out. There was a new walkway opened up so you could see some of the gardens...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on a girly day with some friends. We'd booked ahead for a private tour - a definite must! The tour lasted an hour and a half and was with this amazing American lady called Peggy. As well as walking us around parts...More

1  Thank Louise B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

had a lovlely morning at the gardens, started with a picnic in designated picnic tables, followed by intuitional navigation through the gardens. there is a guided tour on sundays i think at 10, you might want to try it

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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