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Address: Cambridge, England

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Beautiful even in the rain

We walked through the gardens on our way over to see King's College and they are just gorgeous. It incorporates both expansive lawn areas with borders as wells as more intimate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary Jo N
Benton, Arkansas
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Benton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked through the gardens on our way over to see King's College and they are just gorgeous. It incorporates both expansive lawn areas with borders as wells as more intimate settings. I couldn't get over some of the vivid colors I saw in the delphiniums and clematis. The layout and condition of every bed was just so impressive. The... More 

Thank Mary Jo N
Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I visited this place on a very hot summers day and it was bliss. It isn't often open to the public so if you get the chance to visit then do pop in.

Thank Lizzywizzyuk
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The most amazing garden open free to the public. Sea of tranquillity. Absolutely beautiful. Hidden gem.

Thank sharonhassan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

As a Clare graduate I am clearly biased.... but the gardens are consistently rated the best (sole or joint) in Cambridge. The expanse of lawn leading to the river bank, flanked by borders full of colour, is a particular delight – sit a while there and watch the punts go by. But there are also several small areas to explore,... More 

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Suzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Forget about the building which they don't let you see...The gardens are amazing...take a relaxing tour through the quite gardens

Thank Alessandro B
Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Saw the garden from the punts, only £3.50 well worth the money, apparently 70% of students are female and graduates are entitled to have their wedding receptions in the grounds.

Thank alanpo2014
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Fellows garden are beautiful to the senses in multiple ways, the colors, textures and motion of the blooms waving gently in the breeze are soothing and exhiliarating all at the same time, while the heavenly scent of the flowers is an experience all it's own. Then there is the sound of the many birds and insects that live in... More 

Thank fivsonsmom
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Gorgeous gardens hidden away by the Backs of Cambridge on the River Cam. Most tourists miss this. They queue at the entrance for King's College Chapel and peer into Clare College next door and they don't realise that there is this hidden gem inside. It's only £3.50 what's that, you really should have a look.

Thank amberjack2015
Highland Park, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you like gardens, these are worth a visit. While small, they are beautifully designed and provide a wonderful, intimate experience. The visit felt like serene bliss.

Thank Beth K
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Beautiful gardens at Clare college with the vista of the river Cam and St. John's college across and kings and Trinity next door. Worth a visit if you have time

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