Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge

4.6
#2 of 21 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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  • I would not advise visiting on Apple day with under 5 year olds as it was just too busy and unfortunately full of so many adults who thought themselves far too important to wait for anyone and we’re p...  more »
  • Such an amazing place! Reasonable priced and well worth the visit. Gave the kids a chance to run around for 5 minutes and also see some amazing trees and plants. Very well looked after and all the sta...  more »
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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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