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University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Oxford
(3.9/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Founded in 1621, University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. The garden contains over 8,000 different plant species and covers nearly 2 hectares (4.5 acres). It is one of the most diverse yet compact collections of plants in the world, comprised of three distinct sections. The garden’s greenhouses shelter plants from around the globe, many from much warmer climates, thriving inside an environment that protects them from the extremes of British weather. Walk through the famous walled garden to see the site’s oldest tree, an English yew. The garden hosts regular evening lectures, exhibits, family-friendly events, and special guided walks. Check online for a list of upcoming events. Before you head to Oxford, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Oxford trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Oxford has to offer, including University of Oxford Botanic Garden.
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  • Lovely experience staff helpful wheelchair provided but not an outdoor one which would have been nice [as stated by staff member who said he would speak to the right person to update it]. Staff inform...  more »
  • We spent a lovely couple hours strolling in the Botanic Garden on our recent visit to Oxford. It was a beautiful sunny morning, and the whole place was in full fall with lots of great color in the tre...  more »
  • The Botanic garden isn't large but is an interesting visit. From the Conservatory, to the Palm and Arid House, to the Botanical beds, there is much of interest. Work was going on at the time, so some ...  more »