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The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Cambridge, England associated with the university Department of Plant Sciences (formerly Botany School). It lies between Trumpington Road to the west, Bateman Street to the north and Hills Road to the east.
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Such a beautiful place to visit, especially on a gorgeous summer day. It was my birthday so a glass of prosecco was enjoyed too. Many areas had really suffered from the heat but all gardens have been similarly impacted and I was glad to see that the gardens were taking water conservation sensibly.
Fantastic gardens, you can spend all day here. We came on a baking hot day and the kids had a great time running through the sprinklers. Found a nice shady spot near a pool to have a picnic, and the kids used the binoculars and magnifying glasses in backpack (provided at the entrance) to look at the wildlife.
So many things to recommend and do. The glasshouses, the scented garden, the winter garden with all its colour in January and February. My absolute favourite is the chronological bed where you can see the date of introduction of so many garden plants, all in chronological sequence. So many times, I see a plant and because of the great labels it can be traced and ordered online.
Loved the place and cafe. Well laid out. A lot of thought has gone into design. Could only find one set of loo's and they were unisex. I'm old fashioned separate and more for me.
Visit here most weeks as work nearby and lovely place to sit and eat lunch. Had our engagement shoot today and although we had to pay £48 for a permit (quite expensive considering could have just gone in with a camera anyway) the flowers made the perfect backdrop. They are well maintained and the colours are amazing. The variety gave us so many options and we can't wait to see the pictures. We also ate in the cafe. We did queue for around 20 mins as it was extremely busy but the food and drinks we had were good quality and the was quite a selection.
Fantastic gardens, lots of different plants and beautiful walks. Very peaceful, great to get away from the busy city centre. The glass houses are my favourite, a particularly fond memory is a night queuing up through the parks and glass houses in the dark with hundreds of others to see a rare plant flower. Kids love it here, have taken my own as well as on school trips. One thing is that it's not really a running and balls kind of place so won't suit all kids.
Gorgeous place to wander and relax I have made a habit of going to the botanical gardens in every city I visit, and I was very impressed by these. The Cambridge Botanical Garden was quite different than those I have visited before. Usually the glass house exhibits are a highlight for me, but here the joy was in wandering thought the garden and marveling at the enormous trees making up a glorious man made woodland, as well as the delicate rock gardens and beds of beautiful flowering plants. In fact, the glass house here is does not measure up to any I have visited previously. But the flowers, lawns, and trees outside were the most charming I have seen. A brief look at the photos should tell you what a gorgeous place this is, and I would highly recommend coming here for a few hours off. I loved it.
One of the best botanical gardens. Great selection of trees, wonderful rock garden and lake, good systematic beds, winter garden, ferns, greenhouses. A beautiful haven in the city.
A beautiful, calm & relaxing space. The gardens are extensive and fabulous. Excellent value at £6 per adult. I could've stayed here all day.
This is a great day out. A varied and wide ranging assortment of plants and Flora. It is a great place to take children and to be able to teach them about the natural world!
An amazing few hours. Glorious weather, so much to take in. Everything was looking so bright and beautiful. Trees in bloom, the first time of seeing the handkerchief tree in blossom. Beautiful peonies flowering , with just a hint of sun filtering through the woodland. Lots of baby moorhens and the inquisitive geese looking on as they swim along with mum to their mini island nest. Staff, as always, so helpful and kind. I pre-booked a mobility scooters before I visited. An easy process via a phone call or email. The cafeteria, Food and beverages are excellent, the outside eating area a delight with such a pretty view.
A great place to go. They have wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Carers go free. The gardens are amazing always changing in each season. A big cafe and toilets.
Beautiful setting, you'd never know you were in the centre of Cambridge! Lots of developing going on in the soil and plenty of choice in the Cafe to cater to all food intolerances and general preferences. A good, chilled day out. Bit on the pricey side, totally worth it. Also, no parking but what do you expect in town!
Lovely place in the middle of Cambridge - but you wouldn't know it when there. It's very peaceful and serene with lots of different plant specimens. Perfect for a walk or to take a picnic. Would recommend a trip on a nice, sunny day.
What an amazing facility to have so close to the city center. One of the best features is the winter garden, too often this time of year is overlooked. Also, don't miss out on the gigantic trees and glasshouses.
Never £6 were so well invested. I stayed there for three hours and would’ve stayed three more. Plants and trees and flowers from all over the world. The only downside maybe is that a part of the garden is next to a road and the cars’ hiss in that side is quite noticeable but apart from that you can easily chill out here and enjoy sheer nature... and even to think, of us as a species, of everything surrounding us. Don’t miss if you’re nearby.
Our very first stop on our arrival to the City of Cambridge. The grounds were absolutely massive with a range of flowers, particularly in the green house. Very beautiful tranquil scenery with some nice photo opportunities. If you love flowers you will love the botanical gardens. The only downside for us was that we didn't come in the summer when the flowers would be fully blossomed. We were a bit surprised by the entry price as well.
A great place to visit on fine days. Plenty to see. A variety of species of varying colours. Great place for a coffee or lunch.
Lovely place for a peaceful walk amongst some beautiful plants, even in January there was lots to see, particularly in the greenhouse. The cafe and gift shop were nice too.
Really lovely even in February. The colour and scent in the winter garden were superb and the orchid exhibition full of information as well as beautiful flowers.
Well maintained grounds. Well marked plants and sections, nice paths to walk around on as well as places to stop and ponder. Cute cafe and clean restrooms. The Isaac Newton apple tree descendant is by the Trumpinton St. entrance.
This is one of the greatest botanical gardens I've ever seen. The value of the plants there is so high and the garden is just lovely. Very friendly staff and amazing selfmade food there. If you want to escape the challenges and choices the world gives you, this is the place to go.