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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This heritage-listed Botanic Garden was originally conceived by Professor John Henslow, the mentor and teacher of Charles Darwin. The Garden's plant collections today number over 8000 species from all over the world, displayed within the best...more
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1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
+44 1223 336265
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What ever the weather, what ever the season and what ever the company we are in, we are always amazed at the beautiful garden and good facilities. Well done everyone for looking after such a huge addition to Cambridge’s special places.

1  Thank barbarahoy283
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth a wander round, lovely gardens and tropical houses. Lovely cafe and plenty of park benches to sit and have a picnic. Nice friendly staff and good gift shop.

3  Thank ALISON M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a nice botanic garden but was smaller than I expected. I went during August when it had been very hot. I thought being a botanic garden they would have watered more. Things were pretty brown overall. In the rose garden I only saw...More

Thank jenshooey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent a good couple of hours walking around here. There were stations around the gardens for children to collect stamps on their card. I really enjoyed the seasonal gardens, the timeline, the trees and the glass houses. For £8 I thought it was good...More

1  Thank Magrathea1373
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit. Enjoyed array of flowers and plants. Child ten entertained by trying to find stamps on an activity trail. Good value for money with a good cafe with vegan options

2  Thank james987123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the dry weather still lot to see and wander through. Gorgeous trees, Liked I could go out for lunch and come back in the afternoon easily.

2  Thank jclmprivate
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a lovely day wandering around the gardens. Loved the contrasting different areas and even on a hot day we were able to find quiet shady places to sit. We didn't do the glass houses as they advertised a wasp problem which I was...More

2  Thank Portmaid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens themselves were lovely, however, a lot of it was closed off due to the dry drought this summer which is obviously understandable. I felt £12 entry fee for 2 seemed a bit overpriced when there wasn’t too much to do, a little lower...More

1  Thank Barrett28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Botanic Garden is trying hard to make it interesting for visitors, as if you are in a zoo: they have various specialized areas of interest like Winter Garden, Autumn Garden, Fen Display, Scented Garden, Systematic Beds with handy explanations and fun facts. One of...More

2  Thank Maria S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We frequent botanical gardens and really loved the natural look and richness of many of the tree collections. In particular we were thrilled with the variety of gorgeous birch trees (betula). The pond was pretty and the coffee shop & store were very nice. We...More

3  Thank orleykathleenm
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6 July 2018|
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Response from YCornwall | Reviewed this property |
No but there’s a big play park with large paddle pool on Lammas land in newnham
17 September 2017|
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Response from CUBG-Visitor-Service | Property representative |
Hi 3rri Thanks for your interest in visiting the Botanic Garden. Guide and assistance dogs are very welcome in the Garden, however please note that no other dogs are allowed, even if they are on a lead (and very... More
10 June 2017|
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Response from PookaNewYork | Reviewed this property |
Sorry so late to reply. About 2-3 hours