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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Opens in 11 min: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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The Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest in the UK and with nearly 6,000 different types of plant, the Garden is a year-round oasis of biodiversity, right in the heart of the city.
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Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ, England
+44 1865 286690
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Reviewed yesterday

The botanic garden isn't huge but it is a jewel and well worth visiting. The greenhouses are dripping with fascinating plants, the Lilly house is beautiful inside, the 400 year old yew tree is spectacular and there are many fascinating things to see.

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The gardens and glass houses were stunning particularly the borders and the water lilies, if you are in Oxford this is a must.

Thank lukehfd
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even after the weather we have had this year and the challenges this has brought the Autumn border was looking wonderful. It was great value for and an escape from the hustle and bustle of Oxford at the start of a new year for students.

Thank Familie-Thompson
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been meaning to come here for a long time so decided to on a sunny afternoon. We wanted to see most of all the palm houses but these were closed, such a shame. Otherwise a nice Sunday stroll in pleasant surroundings.

Thank Fitz4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place a of solitude i the middle of a busy town , amazing plants and all with a history of there own .trees and greenhouses to explore or sit and meditate by the river or rockery pool . An amazing place to visit throuvht...More

Thank GlynPlested
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally made it here. Absolutely loved it. An oasis in the middle of the city. Friendly gardeners and stunning colours in the borders. If I lived in the city, I'd be here every day.

Thank GillyBean46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden is not at its peak but there is still plenty of interest especially late colour in the herbaceous borders as well as fruit and vegetables. Part of the glasshouse is closed due to its annual pruning.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are brilliant, so helpful, so knowledgeable. They made my choice of The Conservatory for an early evening drinks reception, a great idea! Everyone loved the venue, and the gardens looked beautiful. I've been a regular visitor to the Botanic Garden for the last...More

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there on a Sunday in September, the weather was perfect, sunny with a gentle breeze. The gardens were ablaze with colour, I think I walked around with my mouth open in awe for most of the time. I've been to many botanical gardens...More

Thank A5223EKmargaretb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see including tropical species in the greenhouse. Well kept gardens, a nice thing to do while in Oxford.

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Matache C
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Response from ParthaSarathiS1 | Reviewed this property |
You can pay by cash or card.
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
15 minutes by foot, just follow the main road, the entrance is opposite St Magdalene College. There are city buses passing nearby, check the website of the oxfordbus
9 June 2017|
Response from 104katarzynap | Reviewed this property |
it's 18-20 minutes by walk, very easy to get