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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

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Address: Rose La., Oxford, England
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A peaceful corner of the city

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our son is a gardener and was able to explain the latin names and identify the plants and shrubs. Even in Winter it is a great place to visit. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our son is a gardener and was able to explain the latin names and identify the plants and shrubs. Even in Winter it is a great place to visit. The displays of Iris, snowdrops and other bulbs was spectacular. The greenhouses have some very pretty plants, carnivorous and water plants as well.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are wonderful for a spring or summer visit...take a picnic and watch the punts float by!

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to imagine yourself in a scene in typical English idyll. You can sit on the grass bank next to the Thames and watch punts gangle by (if you want to try yourself rather go to Cherwell boat house: tip: uses the pole like a rudder). There are benches to sit on with a picnic; but move on... More 

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

Visited in April last year so as expected it wasn't the best time to see the plants. Spent an hour or so wandering around and visited the glass houses to warm up a bit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Impressive!!Really a lovely place to visit. I spend wonderful time there.Just wear a comfortable clothes and shoes to walk there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I visit the garden every time I go to Oxford not just to enjoy the plants and the hothouses but also to sit on Will and Lyra's bench. You've just got to do it if you've read the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy!

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Once inside the gardens it's possible to loose yourself amongst the carefully thought out planting. The greenhouses also offer a great variety of flora too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Although winter time this place has some character and is worth visiting. The greenhouses are also interesting. There is a small shop in the entrance which sells very nice cards and some gardeners tools.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

As regular visitors we are often here, supporting financially as a family. Fantastic collection and a beautiful spot to pass a couple of hours. Go there! We lunch here often, whatever the weather, usually buying bread & something from town before hand. There is a smal cafe but this is nothing special

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

lovely afternoon spent here plants well marked, got yelled at by a magpie (personal highlight!) rather than purchase a another keychain or refrigerator magnet, I bought a years membership to support the garden

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