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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Rose La., Oxford OX1 4AZ, England
+44 1865 286690
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Rose La., Oxford OX1 4AZ, England
+44 1865 286690
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Formal borders mixed with glasshouses - see citrus trees in one location. Best seen probably when the summer borders are it, but currently in February the snowdrops and crocus are resplendent.

Thank gagensl24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is Britain's oldest botanic gardens that were founded in 1621 by the Earl of Danby whose statue is at the gates, along with statues of Charles I and Charles II. There is still an original walled garden here. Also a rock garden and a...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was quite disappointed by my visit. Going in mid January of course I didn't expect a plethora of flowers. My main complaint was being charged the full price during winter months to mainly visit a mound of earth and dead plants on the pleasant...More

1  Thank missgumby7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice enough place to spend some time if tired of walking around and seeing the architectural sites in Oxford.

Thank ChicaSmile
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the garden is fairly bereft of interest in January we did enjoy walking through the glasshouses and found the interpretive displays to be interesting and well worth the visit. We must return when the weather warms up!

Thank Googly2010
Reviewed 26 December 2017

A fabulous quiet corner of Oxford with the added bonus of an interesting range of plant life and accessible interpretation. Visit on a noce day and just wander around and sit in the peaceful surroundings.

Thank robert p
Reviewed 25 December 2017

The botanical gardens may be beautiful in the spring and summer but in the late fall, they are nothing terribly special. I would avoid a November/December trip (except maybe for the Xmas fair).

Thank KingsMountaineer
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I visited this garden on a dry, Saturday afternoon. There was still snow on the ground in places. A lovely, quiet stroll around thousands of plants. Most were asleep for winter but the glasshouses were fantastic.

Thank Les H
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Lovely quiet walk around the gardens and glasshouses and beside the river. Would be even better in the summer but we'll worth a visit even in December.

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 7 December 2017

To be fair, it was November when we visited, but while it was somewhere to kill some time, I wouldn’t rush back. I like to feel inspired and take ideas away when I visit botanic gardens, but something just didn’t resonate with me. I think...More

Thank Raven6665
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24 September 2017|
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Response from Partha Sarathi S | Reviewed this property |
You can pay by cash or card.
1 July 2017|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
15 minutes by foot, just follow the main road, the entrance is opposite St Magdalene College. There are city buses passing nearby, check the website of the oxfordbus
9 June 2017|
Response from 104katarzynap | Reviewed this property |
it's 18-20 minutes by walk, very easy to get