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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Rose La., Oxford OX2 0AR, England
+44 1865 286690
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Rose La., Oxford OX2 0AR, England
+44 1865 286690
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Some lovely plants on show in several climate zoned greenhouses. Outside gardens are lovely, but not all of the plants are well labelled so you may not get information that you need to really take advantage of the gardens

Thank WoodDeepthought
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can spend 30 minutes or many hours here....it is not large, but the gardens and greenhouses are beautiful and full of interesting plants. I've visited in winter and summer and enjoyed it both times.

Thank boast44
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens were lovely, very peaceful to wander around at your own pace. There were beds laid out relating to illnesses which were very informative and areas for produce that had shaped food history. The long border was stunning. If I lived in Oxford I...More

1  Thank 45Polly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Botanic Gardens on a regular basis and this was next on the list! Great selection of plants....well laid out and some unusual specimens too. A must see if your in Oxford and you like gardens. Good value too at £5.50 with gift aid....More

1  Thank Ashley W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely day. I particularly recommend the Lily Room and also the medicinal garden. I will definitely be back here again!

2  Thank Denise W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a perfect place to spend an afternoon with book, coffee-to-go. Beautiful plants, great atmosphere, close to the city centre. Tolkien has his favourite tree there :)

Thank Katarzyna P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oxford is known for its historical university and colleges, but do not forget the botanical gardens, they are a peaceful escape of the very busy city centre. It is lovely garden, well taken care of. Absolutely stunning in the spring and summer, and still even...More

Thank Coco L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent more than two hours wandering through this beautiful garden. The greenhouses were really fascinating. I had no idea there were so many insect-eating plants in the world; their various means of catching their meals were amazing. I had the pleasure of following a...More

1  Thank Dee A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many things to see and do in Oxford but for the garden lover this is enjoyable. A mix of old and new plantings as well as conservatory gardens. Stroll behind the conservatory and sit on the bench to watch the punters on the river.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Botanical Gardens were founded in 1621 and have added to the beauty of the University of Oxford since. Gardens are located across from Magdalen College and along the River Cherwell. Gardens display a huge selection of ornamental flowers and plants. Admission is £5 for...More

1  Thank RLWOrangePark
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How far are gardens from Oxford Coach Park please
9 June 2017|
Response from Katarzyna P | Reviewed this property |
it's 18-20 minutes by walk, very easy to get
Natasha D
Do you have to pay to get in? / roughly how much?
27 April 2017|
Response from Naomi R |
I paid £3.50 as I have a student discount card, I think it was £5 for a regular adult.
I'm planning my itinerary for a visit in early to mid-May, what can I expect to see besides plants in the greenhouses?
26 November 2016|
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Response from Wendyloued | Reviewed this property |
May can be a lovely time to visit. The British weather can affect the development of plants and trees but it will be worth a visit. There are seats around the garden so ideal for a picnic if the weather is nice. There are... More