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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

One of the oldest botanic gardens in the world. Great variety in plants and scenery, outside and in greenhouses. The other side of the road is Magdalen College.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow - we went on a sunny afternoon and on this time of year the flowers really are stunning! The garden is a must see, and a grand final to a day in the town center...and just before the first GT! Remember to bring water...More

Thank Brian E
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a delight a hidden gem by the water .The price is good for entry and you will spend a couple of hours looking at the wonderful plants in their greenhouses and the borders in the garden .no cafe here but toilets and disabled...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a lovely place to spend an hour or two with the plants and gardens curated by the knowledgeable staff. Very reasonable entry fee. Good place for a picnic. Could easily support a cafe or tea room and maybe plant sales.

Thank JGBill
Reviewed 3 days ago

The botanic gardens have lovely flower gardens and great green houses. The green houses are different temperatures showing different plants from different climates. I like the large lily pads.

Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is parking nearby in St Clements and 2-3 hrs will cost you £3.40. Ten minutes walking gets you to the garden. The greenhouses are very good and consist of one long glasshouse with "rooms" off it to one side. The plantings are very interesting...More

Thank Derek B
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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.