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“Small but Nice”

Cambridge University Botanic Garden
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Cambridge Day Trip from London
Ranked #6 of 161 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
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“Small but Nice”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

I was in Cambridge on late March for attending a conference and a short couse. Having tight schedule with the conference made me had a little time and want to refresh my mind. If you are arround cambridge for short study then the botanical garden is so much warted to visit

Visited March 2014
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“"A lovely gem"”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

This visit to this lovely garden should be a must for any visitor to Cambridge. On a dull summer day the whole place was lit up by the most breath taking displays of flowers. The buzzing of Beas and bird song filled the air. It was a truly special experience to spend a few hours with a friend in such delightful surroundings.

Visited June 2014
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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“Perfect escape”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

What a gem! I had a couple of hours free between visits to a family member in the nearby Nuffield Hospital and the weather was glorious. A lovely place to stroll around alone or with friends or family.. relaxed and beautiful. I am interested in plants but feel anyone could appreciate the beauty of the gardens and specimen plants without any horticultural knowledge. I personally loved the many varieties of pine, the rockplant and limestone areas and the area of scented flowers - the wisteria and lilacs were heavenly. I also loved the alpines and saxifrages, perfect time to see them.

The café was good, fab polenta cake.

In a difficult week, a couple of hours of peace - very restorative. Well worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful !”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

A marvelous collection of plants, beautifully laid out. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the different sections. We liked the way the outside of the gardens is left wild. The Glass House are so interesting and a great place to go when it rain! We spent over 4 hours wandering around. With a stop for lunch!

Visited May 2014
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“A little bit of Heaven!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

An experience that compares very favourably with Anglesey Abbey and Westonbirt Arboretum, two of my very favourite horticultural/arboricultural experiences.
And one of the wonderful things about gardens is that they change with the seasons so one visit a year is just not enough!

Visited May 2014
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