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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. 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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  • The gardens were lovely, very peaceful to wander around at your own pace. There were beds laid out relating to illnesses which were very informative and areas for produce that had shaped food history....  more »
  • I visit Botanic Gardens on a regular basis and this was next on the list! Great selection of plants....well laid out and some unusual specimens too. A must see if your in Oxford and you like gardens. ...  more »
  • Had a lovely day. I particularly recommend the Lily Room and also the medicinal garden. I will definitely be back here again!  more »
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  • Even during winter this place is amazing...nice walk checking the ponds and flower beds...the green houses have specimens that thrive in tropical environments that you can admire..friendly staff...quite a fantastic time...
  • I love this place, so peaceful, very well laid out. Love the glasshouses. I got throughout the year and always see something new.
  • Not massive and we visited in the January so there wasn't much going on in the gardens. The green houses are nice with a good variety of different stuff and good labelling so you know what you are looking at. More of a summer place though I reckon
  • While the garden is relatively small and there is not a lot of information available about the plants, it is a tranquil and relaxing place to walk round and relax
  • Beautiful garden, many species, lovely place to hang out and relax on the benches or on the lawn.