Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge

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History and beauty come together at heritage-listed Cambridge University Botanic Garden, originally created in 1831 by Professor John Henslow, Charles Darwin’s mentor and teacher. The garden covers an area of 16 hectares (40 acres) and holds a collection of over 8,000 plant species from around the globe. The garden’s greenhouses alone contain over 3,000 species, brought to this location to display the world’s incredible diversity of plant life. Explore the site’s wide range of garden habitats, tree collections, and 144 island beds representing 80 families of flowering plants. Also included at this urban oasis of tranquility are important national collections of tulips, geraniums, alchemilla, bergenia, and lonicera, to name just a few notable plants. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Cambridge University Botanic Garden and many more Cambridge attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cambridge itinerary maker.
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  • The Cambridge Botanical Gardens presents a stunning collection of plants from throughout the world, including many large, old trees. The gardens were first designed by Darwin's mentor John Stevens Hen...  more »
  • A great collection of plants in the Greenhouses and outside in season. February is best for both Orchids and a range of Snowdrops. As plants are moved around displays are varied. The cactus house is m...  more »
  • A large Botanical Garden has an angle of winter colors of shrubs and flowers that delight the eyes. A relaxing walk through the trails groomed, even inside greenhouses. This season you can enjoy the tranquillity and peace as there is no crowding that characterizes other warmer seasons
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  • My favourite place in the world. Stunningly beautiful, so many different parts to it, some grandiose, some intimate, but all so beautiful. If I won the lottery I would look into making entry free again. I know nothing about plants and only have the faintest idea of how priceless and unique this collection is. I just go there to get my soul healed.
  • Lovely large garden with alot to see and plenty of nice picnic areas. Recommend a visit. If you know anyone studying at Cambridge university, they can get you in free! Especially recommend a look at the the tree descended from the famous Isaac Newtons apple tree.
  • Great place to spend a day or just a few hours. You can enjoy the beautiful flowers and plants. It is lovely, specially when the weather is nice. They also have a nice Café, where you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.
  • If you love gardens you will love this place. Bit like the Tardis. Doesn't look that big on the outside but it is huge on the inside. Wonderful place to get lost in. And the cafe serves great coffee. And cake.
  • Beautiful in the sun. The gardens have a great rock garden, nice woodland and small but fascinating glasshouses. Come down for Apple Day in the autumn for their famous tasting session.