Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge

4.6
#2 of 18 in Parks in Cambridge
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. Make Cambridge University Botanic Garden a part of your Cambridge vacation plans using our Cambridge vacation planner.
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  • £6 per adult seems good value. Large expanse of garden. Lovely displays of daffodils. Winter garden always worth a look. Glasshouse has fascinating plants. The Garden Cafe was very busy on a Saturday ...  more »
  • My first visit to the botanical gardens..a train ride from Norwich..and a warm spring day. Everywhere was so well looked after,gardeners working hard.its great to see all the trees named and to apprec...  more »
  • Not a lot of flowers at this time of year bur overall layout is excellent.Staff very helpful answering questions.Glasshouses excellent and restaurant modern and spacious but we were put off purchasing...  more »
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  • Our very first stop on our arrival to the City of Cambridge. The grounds were absolutely massive with a range of flowers, particularly in the green house. Very beautiful tranquil scenery with some nice photo opportunities. If you love flowers you will love the botanical gardens. The only downside for us was that we didn't come in the summer when the flowers would be fully blossomed. We were a bit surprised by the entry price as well.
  • Lovely place in the middle of Cambridge - but you wouldn't know it when there. It's very peaceful and serene with lots of different plant specimens. Perfect for a walk or to take a picnic. Would recommend a trip on a nice, sunny day.
  • Never £6 were so well invested. I stayed there for three hours and would’ve stayed three more. Plants and trees and flowers from all over the world. The only downside maybe is that a part of the garden is next to a road and the cars’ hiss in that side is quite noticeable but apart from that you can easily chill out here and enjoy sheer nature... and even to think, of us as a species, of everything surrounding us. Don’t miss if you’re nearby.
  • Beautiful setting, you'd never know you were in the centre of Cambridge! Lots of developing going on in the soil and plenty of choice in the Cafe to cater to all food intolerances and general preferences. A good, chilled day out. Bit on the pricey side, totally worth it. Also, no parking but what do you expect in town!
  • A great place to go. They have wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Carers go free. The gardens are amazing always changing in each season. A big cafe and toilets.
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