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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

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Address: Rose La., Oxford, England
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I visit the garden every time I go to Oxford not just to enjoy the plants and the hothouses but also to sit on Will and Lyra's bench. You've just got to do it if you've read the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit the garden every time I go to Oxford not just to enjoy the plants and the hothouses but also to sit on Will and Lyra's bench. You've just got to do it if you've read the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once inside the gardens it's possible to loose yourself amongst the carefully thought out planting. The greenhouses also offer a great variety of flora too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although winter time this place has some character and is worth visiting. The greenhouses are also interesting. There is a small shop in the entrance which sells very nice cards and some gardeners tools.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As regular visitors we are often here, supporting financially as a family. Fantastic collection and a beautiful spot to pass a couple of hours. Go there! We lunch here often, whatever the weather, usually buying bread & something from town before hand. There is a smal cafe but this is nothing special

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely afternoon spent here plants well marked, got yelled at by a magpie (personal highlight!) rather than purchase a another keychain or refrigerator magnet, I bought a years membership to support the garden

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Small, exquisite delight with terrific collection of plants in extraordinary location by Magdalene Bridge..must see

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This is a wonderful garden, it is interesting in any season, but my most favourite thing is definitely the Merton borders in July and August.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Nice setting near the river just outside the city centre, a friendly welcome at the gate, wide paths so easy to walk around. But November is maybe not the best time to visit as, perhaps understandably, there is a lot of maintenance going on and the plants and the beds are not looking their best. The glass houses display amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

This is not just a great place for a quiet wander aroundm, but it has some great plants and planting schemes. There is an entrance fee but on a sunny day you will get good value. There are flower beds here, small cottage borders, and large planting experiments. There are many walk ways including one along the canal which borders... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Step off the busy street into this oasis of colour, calm and interest. There is lots to see if you're interested in gardening and design. There's a great walk down to the river. The glasshouses are a must. The herbaceous border is terrific. Catering is very limited so maybe head out when you're ready for a coffee etc.

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