Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge

4.6
#2 of 20 in Parks in Cambridge
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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  • We visited it at the end of May and although the park is very nice, I expected it something more flowery. There is a greenhouse area with curious and exotic plants, from all over the world. It has many corners to rest, read or relax: the lake, the pond etc. There is also a café on site. Entry costs 6 pounds and opens daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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  • It is ideal to go as soon as they open up to avoid the crowd. A visit takes 2 hours or so, but they have many places to sit, and then there is the Café. That's why it can be a multi-hour walk as well. That it's not the cutest doesn't matter, it's fine and it's worth it.
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  • Always a beautiful walk. This garden is truly worth a visit if you haven't been inside. I work close by and get to walk around daily but it never ceases to amaze me. The care and effort that they put into maintaining it is truly amazing and a wonderful work of art. The staff are generally friendly and very helpful.
  • Good to visit different times of the year as it is different plants blooming. Ticket is affordable. There is shop and toilets at the entrance. And information of the most interesting things to visit at the time. Can be found plants and flowers from all around the globe. The Greenhouse itself is big and the most beautiful. Reccomend for everyone.
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