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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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  • I visited the University of Oxford Botanic Garden twice in November 15 and September 16. I was disappointed to see the garden in November when most of the blooms had disappear and it appeared lack-lus...  more »
  • We visited the Botanic Gardens, unfortunately the time of the year was not great for blooming flowers except for tulips and the flowering cherries, but is was evident that there was good work being do...  more »
  • Visited here on Sunday morning - it opens early - and enjoyed the sun and all the flowers - the tulips are currently lovely - as well as the glass houses and general layout: lovely!  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.