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University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Oxford

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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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  • I love this garden. Everything is well labeled too so it is easy to know what you are seeing. Very pretty. 
  • 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 hou...  read more »
  • 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 ...  read more »
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