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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Rose La., Oxford OX2 0AR, England
+44 1865 286690
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+44 1865 286690
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Reviewed yesterday

1/3 of the gardens are completely empty. There aren't even 500 specimens there and definitely 8000 flowers or plant there is a very exaggerated figure as it appears on Wikipedia. Not well maintained. A simple spring onion or lettuce garden are available in every house....More

Thank Nader L
Reviewed 4 days ago

A Must see if you are visiting Oxford! We had a wonderful time and we took many pictures. I don't think that you can take a bad picture here!

Thank maggie c
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited during the summer season. Not sure why I hadn't written this up. Flowers, grasses, manicured lawns, hothouses (desert/jungle), jazz music, food stands, kids entertainment, river, sunshine, blue sky, picnic, good company and quiet kids. Quite a day !

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't believe we paid £5 per person to enter. The Gardens were small, and plots were empty whilst the hothouses were overgrown and not well maintained. Many of the medicinal plant plots were barren, whilst the carnivorous plants in the hothouses were sparse and...More

Thank Adeline T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the gardens after an open top bus tour and a walk around the shops - this was an absolute haven of peace and quiet!! The greenhouses were amazing - a terrific display of plants in their own perfect settings. Outside was really quiet...More

Thank 123wiseowl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the gardens for a second time allowed me to see brilliant spring colours and enjoy a great variety of plants, shrubs and hot houses. Just as welcoming as when I visited last autumn, but now there were different really unusual plants to see. Although...More

Thank jane d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just the most beautiful displays here in this delightful setting. Our time here was spent enjoying the plants and in many cases theirsensational flowers. A great place to take your lunch and enjoy the view.

Thank OldPaNoel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is like an ancient garden with many ponds and open spaces for flowers and trees. Free entry if you are disabled but isn't the biggest botanic garden around.

Thank Ed E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens, loved the hot houses, nice relaxing place to visit, we had a lovely day wandering akind.

Thank Maxine P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely garden with a £5 entry fee for a full day ticket. It has greenhouses, plants from around the world, and is in the process of completing a beautiful little woodland grove. There is a sculpture of the Cheshire cat in the big tree...More

Thank Bronwyn J
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Natasha D
Do you have to pay to get in? / roughly how much?
April 27, 2017|
Response from Naomi R |
I paid £3.50 as I have a student discount card, I think it was £5 for a regular adult.
I'm planning my itinerary for a visit in early to mid-May, what can I expect to see besides plants in the greenhouses?
November 26, 2016|
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Response from Wendyloued | Reviewed this property |
May can be a lovely time to visit. The British weather can affect the development of plants and trees but it will be worth a visit. There are seats around the garden so ideal for a picnic if the weather is nice. There are... More
Debbie G
nearest café?
July 27, 2015|
Response from tripleplay97 |
Magdalen College Bar. More usefully, there's a pastry shop by the traffic lights on High Street, the Tic Toc Cafe on Cowley Road, and various pubs around the roundabout on the other end of Magdalen Bridge.