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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

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Address: The Old Power Station 17 Russell Street, Oxford OX2 0AR, England
Phone Number: 01865/286690
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Lovely gardens

We thought visiting in October we may be disappointed but the gardens were lovely to explore and the glass houses worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought visiting in October we may be disappointed but the gardens were lovely to explore and the glass houses worth a visit.

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

...but Lyra's and Will's bench is still there. Oxford is a beautiful town so if you take the time to visit it you should also visit the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. There are many reasons to do so from one's botanical interests to literary fandom. Unfortunately the famous Tolkien's tree (pinus nigra or Austrian pine) has been cut down... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this garden. Everything is well labeled too so it is easy to know what you are seeing. Very pretty.

Thank Linda M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited botanic garden on a Sunday morning. The garden is lovely and very tranquil. It has wonderful selection of plants, trees and vegetables. We loved this oldest botanic garden and its glass houses, scientific plants and a walk by the river.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a relatively small garden but with a lot to see and clearly has some magnificent plant life from all over the world. The glass houses are definitely worth looking into and the wildlife in the area is always close by. The fern house and carnivorous plant house are interesting. No kids with me today but they would have... More 

Thank Simon H
Accra, Ghana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife is keen on gardens and plants . She really enjoyed the visit and seeing such a variety of plants . For me it was interesting to learn about the import and development of plants from the information notices . The therapeutic and medicinal uses were explained simply . I live in the tropics for parts of the year... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the gardens. We don't know a lot about plants so the mini guide that gives key plants to look out for was great. Loved the greenhouses, the Lily House was our favourite and we also met the resident robin!

Thank hexell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An early morning visit, piece and tranquility; something you need to find for yourself in Oxford. Walking through the glasshouses, along the the side of the river and meandering through the gardens in the sun made our visit all the more worthwhile. There is something for everyone, form small children to professional gardeners. Well worth the entrance fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

On a busy visit to Oxford it is worth taking an hour out in these exquisite gardens. Take a stroll beside the Cherwell watching punters enjoying the river. Take a seat and drink in the beauty of the garden. Sometimes there are art exhibitions which are worth seeing.

Thank Graham S
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I would love to revisit this garden in the Spring or early Summer. It is beginning its slowdown towards winter and beginning to fade. That said it is still a worthwhile visit.

Thank Molly B

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