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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

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Address: Rose La., Oxford, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 286690
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Very pleasant hour or two

The Botanic garden isn't large but is an interesting visit. From the Conservatory, to the Palm and Arid House, to the Botanical beds, there is much of interest. Work was going on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small, exquisite delight with terrific collection of plants in extraordinary location by Magdalene Bridge..must see

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful garden, it is interesting in any season, but my most favourite thing is definitely the Merton borders in July and August.

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Aberdeenshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice setting near the river just outside the city centre, a friendly welcome at the gate, wide paths so easy to walk around. But November is maybe not the best time to visit as, perhaps understandably, there is a lot of maintenance going on and the plants and the beds are not looking their best. The glass houses display amazing... More 

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not just a great place for a quiet wander aroundm, but it has some great plants and planting schemes. There is an entrance fee but on a sunny day you will get good value. There are flower beds here, small cottage borders, and large planting experiments. There are many walk ways including one along the canal which borders... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Step off the busy street into this oasis of colour, calm and interest. There is lots to see if you're interested in gardening and design. There's a great walk down to the river. The glasshouses are a must. The herbaceous border is terrific. Catering is very limited so maybe head out when you're ready for a coffee etc.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely experience staff helpful wheelchair provided but not an outdoor one which would have been nice [as stated by staff member who said he would speak to the right person to update it]. Staff informed and pleasant and greenhouses lovely but sad lilypad one closed for cleaning however well worth a visit and we were lucky with the weather autumn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a lovely couple hours strolling in the Botanic Garden on our recent visit to Oxford. It was a beautiful sunny morning, and the whole place was in full fall with lots of great color in the trees. There are also some neat greenhouses, a cool walled-garden area, and little trails along the canal area surrounding the garden. It... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Botanic garden isn't large but is an interesting visit. From the Conservatory, to the Palm and Arid House, to the Botanical beds, there is much of interest. Work was going on at the time, so some of the beds weren't so interesting. It really is a peaceful place and worth the £5, or £3.50 for concessions.

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Woodborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the edge of the city centre and beside the Thames, this garden is one you should visit. The entrance fee (£5) is well worth it. The gardens are formal but with informal planting. The greenhouses are very interesting.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The glasshouses are excellent, the gardens magnificent and the local wild life very interesting. We saw grey squirrels and jay birds as well as several other species of birds. Take a picnic in summer and just soak in the gardens tranquility.

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