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Cambridge University Botanic Garden
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Cambridge Day Trip from London
Ranked #6 of 161 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: This heritage-listed Botanic Garden was originally conceived by Professor John Henslow, the mentor and teacher of Charles Darwin. The Garden's plant collections today number over 8000 species from all over the world, displayed within the best collection of trees in the region. The 40 acres of beautifully-landscaped gardens and glasshouses offer year-round interest and seasonal inspiration. The excellent Cafe and Shop are also open year-round. An oasis in the City, this great Garden makes a great day out.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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“Attraction worth the visit”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

On a recent w/end visit to Cambridge, used the hop on / hop off tour bus to visit the Botanic gardens, well worth the visit. The gardens are, as others have stated a peacefull oasis with an invaluable collection of plant species. The restaurant is excellant and you cxan meander round the greenhouses, pond, etc so as others I urge you to catch the tourest bus and drop off here and spend a few hours realising what an important contribution the university is giving.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful Gardens”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

It's been the coldest winter in years in England and that means two things: the Gardens were empty and the Winter Garden is truly spectacular. Even in the cold (and still dormant) rest of the garden, the areas are spectacular. I can't imagine a visit to C'bridge without walking though the Garden.

Visited April 2013
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nature at its finest

This is a lovely place to visit if you are in Cambridge and have the time- it is very close to the train station (about 5 mins walk)

It is quite large in size and a great place for a pic-nic...you must go in the Green Houses as they have the most amazing plants in there -- that you wouldnt expect to see in this country ...a must to visit

Visited April 2013
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“Unsung attraction”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Many locals, and tourists, claim not to know about the Botanic gardens. The Gardens are a beautiful and peaceful oasis with ponds, fountains and benches to spend time in quiet reflection. They also contain a highly significant collection of plants, as one would expect in a garden managed by the University, for in addition to providing leisure and beauty, the botanics also has a serious purpose. The recent addition of the Sainsbury laboratory has put the gardens at the forefront of scientific study of plant origin and biodiversity that may one day make a major contribution to sustainability. Alongside the Sainsbury laboratory is a beautiful new cafe with views over the gardens and many outdoor tables. Do go and appreciate this beautiful, and significant attraction.

Visited April 2013
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Nice to look around if the weather permits. £4.50 per adult and children up to 16 are completely free

Visited March 2013
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