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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

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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 1 week ago via mobile

Me, I love a botanical garden. I spent many a happy Sunday afternoon in the Cambridge University botanical gardens and, though while it was many years ago, the Oxford gardens did seem much smaller. At 10.90 GBP for a pair of adults, with the cashiers’...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Matt H
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

The cacti were cool and some of the ferns. Probably not worth the admission fee though as nearly everything else was dead or colourless. I probably wouldn't have given a poor review however they wouldn't keep my wheelie bag at the counter. I can sort...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We paid £12 for both of us and had to walk it twice to make sure we hadnt missed anything, the gardens are small with very little to see. Complete waste of money and our time we did the entire complex in about 15 mins.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank manup63
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Visited on sunny Tuesday November morning – dating from 1621 the Gardens are worth a visit despite the borders being cleared there were still autumn leaves and architectural plants to admire – the Gardens provide a pleasant spot alongside Cherwell – we will return in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Came to the botanical gardens on a day visit & the weather was glorious Lovely peace & quiet so many plants, shrubs, trees & flowers Close to the shops & many other attractions

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

Even this time of year, with everywhere covered with leaves, this is worth a visit. Would need a visit each season to see the changes throughout the year.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carol W
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Only one of the three green houses were open,there was no reduction in price. Told the visit would take 1hr. It was difficult to make it last 20 minutes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KentWanderlust
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We visited the gardens after my son had his graduation ceremony. The sun was shining, we were not surprisingly in a good mood and the garden was beautiful. It's not huge and you cannot compare it to Kew or the like but it is well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Petroc1002
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I visited here first in 2017 in the spring when there was so much more in flower and bloom. However on a lovely autumn morning it is still a lovely places to walk round and soak up the peace and quiet and yet still be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LadyFlavia
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We visited in November. Not a lot of flowering plants but still beautiful set. Thames running alongside. £5 .45 entry fee. Physic gardens very interesting

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maggie1966
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Matache C
24 September 2017|
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Response from ParthaSarathiS1 | Reviewed this property |
You can pay by cash or card.
1 July 2017|
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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 Katarzyna P | Reviewed this property |
it's 18-20 minutes by walk, very easy to get