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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

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Address: Rose La., Oxford, England
Phone Number: 01865/286690
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A beautiful restful place to be

As well as the formal gardens there is an exceptionally beautiful wildflower garden. A super place for all ages. Our granddaughter loved it. Only two improvements - make sure the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As well as the formal gardens there is an exceptionally beautiful wildflower garden. A super place for all ages. Our granddaughter loved it. Only two improvements - make sure the rolls in the sausage stall are fresh each day - they were not. Think of the sun and position more of the benches in the shade. Never mind the symmetry... More 

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tucuman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

it's a great place but it was not my favourite. I would rather visit the University Parks. Moreover, it's very expensive.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth a look if you are a garden lover, take a picnic, stroll by the river £5 entry fee, only a coffee van think they could do better with a little cafe.

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Thank Carolwollington
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a magical place with beautiful indoor and outdoor displays - at any time of the year. It's close to Magdalen Bridge and so close to the river too.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This cost 5GBP admission but was a peaceful glorious place. I loved the sculpture of the Cheshire Cat in a place that was frequented by the real Alice from Lewis Carroll's famous book.

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Thank Muriel S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited in glorious summer and had a magical time just enjoying the vivid floral displays; if you visited in winter, I imagine these gardens could be disappointing for your five-pound entry charge, as there is little information about what you're looking at given in the beds themselves. Highlights are the lily house, the carnivorous individuals, some ancient trees and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is rather small but great! Love the greenhouses. Nice location next to the river. So many different plants and flowers. I would love to spend many afternoons in there. Acceptable entrance fee.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place to visit away from the bustle of the city. Plants and flowers in abundance. Nice and relaxing can be done at own pace.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I used to visit the botanic gardens frequently more than forty years ago. Visiting this time with my daughter I was very impressed with how the gardens have evolved. I particularly liked the prarie planting using drought resistant plants and the vegetable beds. They were a riot of colour and everything was in great condition.

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely tranquil place. Well kept gardens and conservatory. Lovely river to punt on. All around is easy to walk. And little caravan selling homemade cakes tea and coffee with seating on river.

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