Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge

4.6
#2 of 19 in Parks in Cambridge
Garden · Nature / Park
History and beauty come together at heritage-listed Cambridge University Botanic Garden, originally created in 1831 by Professor John Henslow, Charles Darwin’s mentor and teacher. The garden covers an area of 16 hectares (40 acres) and holds a collection of over 8,000 plant species from around the globe. The garden’s greenhouses alone contain over 3,000 species, brought to this location to display the world’s incredible diversity of plant life. Explore the site’s wide range of garden habitats, tree collections, and 144 island beds representing 80 families of flowering plants. Also included at this urban oasis of tranquility are important national collections of tulips, geraniums, alchemilla, bergenia, and lonicera, to name just a few notable plants. Make Cambridge University Botanic Garden a part of your Cambridge vacation plans using our Cambridge vacation planner.
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  • Beautiful even in Autumn. A lovely place to just wander. Loved the scented garden and chronological bed.  more »
  • Well set out grounds with plenty of flat paths. Several routes so you can see the whole garden. Really fun places for younger children, going over stepping stones and the educational centre. Cafe...  more »
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  • Beautiful grounds worth exploring for 45-90m. Entrance fee is rather modest, 7 pounds I believe. Well marked areas with different fauna and experiments to explore. Be sure to check out the green houses across the north, they are beautiful and have some terrific plants! Definitely would recommend. FYI you cannot bring bikes in.
  • Fantastic place to visit at any time of the year. Inside and outside. It also has a fantastic cafe. You can easily spend a morning or afternoon here. This place does get busy in the summer months but it's well worth waiting for. Please enjoy.

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