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Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

Cambridge University Botanic Garden was established as a University teaching and research resource by Professor John Stevens Henslow on land acquired in 1831, and finally opened to the public in 1846. Today the Garden welcomes around 100,000 visitors annually.

The Garden looks wonderful all through the year. After discovering the remarkable use of berry, bark and foliage in the beautiful Winter Garden, you can warm up in the Glasshouses and travel from the tropics to the desert in search of cacti, carnivorous plants, orchids and the extraordinary Jade Vine, in glorious flower in March.

The Herbaceous Borders, Scented Garden and Dry Garden are colourful highlights of summer, but don't miss the jewelled carpet of spring bulbs and early alpines in the Woodland Garden and Rock Garden or the foliage fireworks of the Autumn Colour Garden. The Genetics Garden has been newly-planted to demonstrate how genetic variation gives rise to the plant diversity all around you.

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens Address:                  
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Cory Lodge
Bateman Street
England, UK
Cambridge University Botanic Gardens Opening Times: 
April to September 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.
March and October 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
November to January 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Over Christmas and New Year the Garden is closed from the 24th December and re-opens on the 2nd January.

The Glasshouses close ½ hour before the Garden closing time.

Shop, Café and Garden Area
The Shop is open from 10.00 am to 30 minutes before the Garden closing time.                        
The Café is open daily from 10.00 am and closes 30 minutes before the Garden closing times.  Visitors are welcome to make use of the Picnic Area.

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens Admission:               
Adults aged 17 - 60 years £4.00
Over 60 years and students £3.50
Children under 16 Free

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Companions for disabled visitors are admitted free
Admission is free at all times for Friends of Cambridge University Botanic Garden carrying a valid Friends’ Membership Card, and Cambridge University students on production of a valid University Card. For Guided Tours see University Botanic Gardens website for details

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