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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
+44 1223 336265
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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 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. Please note our Christmas closure from 24/12/17 - 1/1/18 inclusive.
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  • Average5%
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1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

visited botanical gardens for the first time in years ,reasonable entry fee ( £ 6,00 for adults ) plenty to see ,nice way to spent the day ,free re-entry on the day ,we popped out for lunch and went back in the afternoon ,on-site cafe...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the gardens this week and found them to be in generally poor order. I accept we’ve had extremely dry weather conditions recently but when charging an entry fee I would expect better.

Thank johnbS5775FH
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely hidden oasis of tranquility with an excellent licenced cafe. A perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of Cambridge in July.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful gardens .so many plants an ideal place to wander around for idea. It's also worth buying a yearly admission card. Makes a great present as well

Thank Sharyn B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We planned to visit. It was good to be able to walk in the shade of trees. Plenty of variety of plants, some wonderful dragonfly around the fountain.We even saw a small deer strolling through the trees. Staff friendly and helpful

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited on Monday 9th July,spoke with two fantastic gardeners about the wild flower beds,they gave us loads of information,our wild garden at home produces wonder stinging nettles,will take their advice and see what happens,they stated it was nice to be asked questions about gardening instead...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

To be fair, I visited in this long hot dry spell but the gardens of clare college were magnificent in spite of the same dry conditions! The food from the cafe was lovely and the music for a summer evening on Wednesdays was delightful. So...More

2  Thank kookie1980
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent a lovely afternoon wandering around the gardens. The locals had all bought picnics and were dotted about in groups in the shade of the numerous trees. Even our 2 teenage boys enjoyed themselves as we wandered around taking in the various areas and looking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have made a habit of going to the botanical gardens in every city I visit, and I was very impressed by these. The Cambridge Botanical Garden was quite different than those I have visited before. Usually the glass house exhibits are a highlight for...More

Thank NickPaddy16
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I only had an hour to whizz around the gardens before we had to catch our train back to London. It was peaceful, pretty but not outstanding compared to other gardens I've been fortunate to see. We're pleased we squeezed it into...More

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Parasolldrink
July 6, 2018|
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Response from atatsumi | Reviewed this property |
Not really, but I saw kids playing by the fountain. Hope that helps!
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3rri
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
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smilesamng
June 10, 2017|
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Response from PookaNewYork | Reviewed this property |
Sorry so late to reply. About 2-3 hours
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