University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Oxford

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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. Put University of Oxford Botanic Garden at the forefront of your travel plans using our Oxford trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • Came to the botanical gardens on a day visit & the weather was glorious Lovely peace & quiet so many plants, shrubs, trees & flowers Close to the shops & many other attractions  more »
  • Even this time of year, with everywhere covered with leaves, this is worth a visit. Would need a visit each season to see the changes throughout the year.  more »
  • Only one of the three green houses were open,there was no reduction in price. Told the visit would take 1hr. It was difficult to make it last 20 minutes.  more »
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  • We will be visiting again in late Spring or Summer when the gardens will be at their best. Some of the greenhouses were closed when I visited so I didn't get to look at everything but the vegetable and herb gardens gave me some used inspiration for my own plot back at home. Bought some interesting books from the gift shop as well as some beautifully scented jasmine soap. Peaceful and contemplative place to unwind.
  • Entrance fee is high for a small garden area. If you are going to visit it's only really a worth it in mid to late summer to get something even vaguely nice to look at. The university park is far prettier and free.
  • A really nice place. And not that expensive to get in. It's on par with some of the gardens in London and they are at least twice as much. Some beautiful greenhouses.
  • An amazing place.! You have the opportunity to see and find out about plants from all around the world. Very well kept, the staff is lovely and helpful. The weather was incredibly nice so i was able to enjoy the inside and outside gardens.
  • Tranquility in the town centre. Gorgeous, well looked after plants all year round. Benches around the fountain are popular but do take a seat on one to complete your visit.
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