Cambridge University Botanic Garden


(Cambridgeshire Gardens)


1 Brookside
CB2 1JE
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
England
01223 336728


Discover plants from all over the world in 40 acres of beautiful gardens and glasshouses, less than a mile south of the city centre.


Founded in 1846 by Professor John Henslow, mentor to Charles
Darwin, this heritage-listed landscape is a treasure trove of over 8,000 plant species, including nine National Collections and a wonderful arboretum.

Highlights include the Winter Garden, the Rock Garden, historic Systematic Beds, the Dry Garden and the Scented Garden. The magnificent Glasshouse Range is home to diverse habitats ranging from arid lands of architectural cactus to
flamboyant tropical rainforests.

The Garden hosts a range of events, family activities, tours
and lifelong learning courses. Trails and young explorer
backpacks are available to borrow from the ticket offices – perfect for all budding Darwins.

Admission charges apply, see website for details

Children 16 and under go free
April to Sept 10 – 6
Feb, March & Oct 10 – 5
Jan, Nov & Dec 10 – 4



 

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