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The University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. The garden was founded in 1621 as a physic garden growing plants for medicinal research. Today it contains over 8,000 different plant species on 1.8 ha (4 1⁄2 acres). It is one of the most diverse yet compact collections of plants in the world and includes representatives from over 90% of the higher plant families.
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The botanical gardens are such a wonderful resource. Without fail you see something new each time you visit. Each season has its own character. Thanks for all the hard work creating such a brilliant oasis in Oxford.
Had a very nice visit here. Parking is around the area, but you will have to pay. Kids go free. Goes without saying that you should appreciate and have an interest in plant life to fully enjoy it. Nice walk along the canal/river too.
A really beautiful experience. A good chance for a sombre walk and quiet reflection. Not hugely educational but some information boards dotted around. Enjoyable experience for anyone who likes nature, art, photography or biology
What a delightful place. So many plants to learn from and enjoy. It was my first visit and I bet it’s a delight to see how the plants change in season. Keep up the good work.
I expected a lot more of this place. Greenhouses had a lot of variety and certainly were the highlight of the visit. The water garden and fountain had seen better days and really looked a bit tatty and sad. It's a shame bit overall still a nice visit. I think I would not have had such high expectations if the entrance was free bit one expects a standard if you pay to see something
Beautiful historical gardens, even if you don't like learning more on the history of these amazing species it's just one of the best spots to sit and relax in Oxford. Quiet and by the river with free access to students. Price is slightly on the steep side for visitors and a lot of the plants aren't in full bloom in early spring which may make your visit slightly less exciting.
Great place to come, especially on a beautiful day. I've been twice now, once in autumn and in spring. Its great because each time time I go different things are blooming and coming out. There's some lovely conservatories and outside areas. Admission is very reasonable and if you're a student at either university in Oxford it's free! It's a lovely place to relax and wander around.
It's £6 for adults and free for Children. And worth every penny. I loved seeing all the plants some very interesting. A lovely day out with the family.
If you like history mixed in with your botany then this is a worthwhile visit! Descriptions were very well written and the greenhouses are a must see if you enjoy exotic flora.
Pleasant inner city garden . Seen in April but suspect more colourful later in the season. Interesting glass houses with tropical plants- coffee rice cocoa cotton etc Worth a visit.
On a sunny day this is a lovely place to walk around. They have benches to sit and enjoy the smells of the flowers, chirps of the birds and splashes of the fountain. The conservatory has unique plants, like a tree from Madagascar, ferns, cactuses and a giant lemon tree.
Lovely oasis in the centre of town. The conservatory and tropical greenhouses make it a year-round treat, and the pop-up coffee shop from Jericho Coffee Traders is a great addition (though the hot chocolate was too rich for my children!). Flowerbeds can be a bit bare in winter but good information boards explain what's going on in terms of maintenance and preparation. The big Palm house is a delight; other greenhouses feature arid plants, carnivorous plants, ferns, lilies and alpines. Good programme of children's activities in school holidays, plus special events like the Spring Fair, May Day celebrations and Christmas gift fair. Well worth a visit any time.
It's an oasis. Go to the tropical glasshouse; best oxygen in Oxford - good to know if you're asthmatic.
Small botanical garden located within walking distance of the town centre. Contains a small greenhouse complex including a fernnery and water Lily house.
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. The garden was founded in 1621 as a physic garden growing plants for medicinal research.Wikipedia Area: 4 acres Operator: University of Oxford
I visit each time I visit Cambridge. Can easily spend a day there. Good facilities and can have a coffee or lunch. Easy to get to by bus.
Top botanical garden. Good range of species in the A to Z. Greenhouses are interesting, as is the top garden through the wall. Good herbaceous border.
Simply wonderful ! Quite small but very interesting. Please, please don't expect anything on the scale of Kew Gardens! You can get round this garden in minutes! This is a small quiet oasis in the city with a plethora of flora--a quiet place to contemplate. The serious horticulturist would enjoy the experience of visiting.