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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

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Address: 1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
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This heritage-listed Botanic Garden was originally conceived by Professor...

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 collection of trees in the region. The 40 acres of beautifully-landscaped gardens and glasshouses offer year-round interest and seasonal inspiration. The excellent Cafe and Shop are also open year-round. An oasis in the City, this great Garden makes a great day out.

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Beautiful Gardens!

Shame the weather was a little dreary, but the gardens and the restaurant are worth visiting. Pleasant day.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shame the weather was a little dreary, but the gardens and the restaurant are worth visiting. Pleasant day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here on a muddy day, and my toddlers absolutely loved it (we were well-prepared with rainsuits and wellies!) The cafeteria is cosy with plenty of highchairs for little ones, and the food is lovely albeit on the pricey side for what it is. The servers were lovely as well. The Gardens are located within walking distance to Llamasland,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If I lived in Cambridge I would visit the garden and the restaurant almost every week, as there is always something different to see and the restaurant is consistently good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being mid-February it was quite cold and not much in the way of flowers, but the Winter Garden was good and also the glasshouses. Would love to be able to visit again in the summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Cambridge Botanical gardens are beautifully maintained by staff with a real passion. We have visited many times over the years and I have to say that Autumn is when I think the gardens look most beautiful. They have a architecturally stunning restaurant which offers a range of homemade foods, it's a little pricey though. Toilet facilities are great and it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit and we will go again. Very interesting border with chronological order of plants as they came into Britain - Iris has been here since 1600s! Snowdrops in abundance and wonderful colours in the Winter Garden. In the glasshouses it felt like being transported to India. Great cafe too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited today, a clear sunny start, a few showers later on, but it didn't spoil our afternoon. Me, two pensioners and two teenagers, and there was something for everyone. We strolled around at our own pace, following pathways to different areas, and took the time to take in the peaceful atmosphere and have a good chat along the way.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's lovely to wander around the gardens whatever the time of year, and the hothouse is always warm and humid, allowing a brief trip to the tropics and an escape from our northerly temperate climes. The gardens have a long history and are, today, the home of the Sainsbury Laboratories and many leading researchers investigating aspects of plant sciences.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a great place to visit. It's a short walk from the city centre over the fens, or on the Trumpington Park and Ride bus route. £5.50 for adults, kids free. The park has all sorts of terrain and loads to see, do and run about in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great garden, well maintained, with many species. Its a perfect place for a day out during spring or summer and a picnic.

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