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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

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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 8,000 species from all over the world, displayed within the best...more
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1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I went there actually because my husband gifted me a gardening course (which is given in the premises) and It was lovely to walk around the gardens, very much recommended for families.

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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely place to walk through, to admire the flowers, bushes and trees, especially in autumn when the leaves change colors and the autumn crocus make an appearance where you least expect it. The fountain is very soothing, and so are the greenhouses to discover flowers...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a wonderfully peaceful place to hang out in all seasons. Maybe not as big as some botanic gardens but there are lots of zones offering different experiences. The latest is the "rising path" which offers lovely views and historical interest. I've been with kids...More

1  Thank Maggi444
Reviewed 5 days ago

very nice green area where you can spend quite time, (all the zones are numbered on the map which you can take from the reception) , but it is not easy to find it because it is not numbered on floor . take you time...More

Thank 780diana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a member of the Botanic Gardens, and is the best value for money membership that I ever had. The place is perfect, beautiful, well looked after....the Cafe is good as well, and tables outside in a sunny day are perfect. You can bring...More

1  Thank Chocolatera3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here yesterday. Came with a Gardening group. It was rather a damp day but the actual visit was really good. The gardens were really amazing and well spread out. There was a new walkway opened up so you could see some of the gardens...More

Thank pyoung151
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on a girly day with some friends. We'd booked ahead for a private tour - a definite must! The tour lasted an hour and a half and was with this amazing American lady called Peggy. As well as walking us around parts...More

1  Thank Louise B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

had a lovlely morning at the gardens, started with a picnic in designated picnic tables, followed by intuitional navigation through the gardens. there is a guided tour on sundays i think at 10, you might want to try it

Thank yona74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to get away from the crowd. Beautifully landscaped, this garden has over 8000 plant species. We were particularly interested in planting for bees and came away with useful new knowledge.

1  Thank Gil O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main reason for the visit was to check out the tree collection and I was not disappointed. There is a wide range of mature specimens which are mostly clearly labelled with common and scientific names. The Giant Redwoods, Dawn Redwoods and Cedar of Lebanon...More

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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
16 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
26 April 2017|
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Response from CUBG-Visitor-Service | Property representative |
Hi 48penny. Here at the Botanic Garden we plant our collections with a view to all-year-round interest: spring and summer provide wonderful floral attractions, autumn has spectacular colour in our tree collection, and in... More
27 September 2016|
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Response from Taitin | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is at least one café with lovely looking cakes to shelter in and some beautiful old glass houses