Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Plants from all over the world in one great garden, one great day out

  • 40 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and glasshouses
  • A Grade II heritage landscape
  • All-year round interest and seasonal inspiration
  • Trails, tours, events and courses

 Cambridge University Botanic Garden is a 40 acre, Grade II* listed heritage garden in the heart of Cambridge, open 7 days a week, all year round.

Whether it’s a relaxing visit with friends and family or an inspirational garden visit, there’s something for everyone.

It is the most visited university botanic garden in the UK, welcoming over 300,000 visitors annually. The Garden supports University teaching and research while also being a place of enjoyment and inspiration to visitors of all ages.

A short stroll from the railway station, the Garden maintains the University’s collection of over 8,000 plant species from all around the world, including one of the region’s finest collections of trees, all set across beautifully designed and landscaped gardens and glasshouses. Highlights include striking seasonal colour in the Winter and Autumn Gardens; the richly fragranced Scented Garden; colourful Bee Borders; a relaxing Woodland Garden and Lake. Alpine and tropical plants in the Glasshouse Range are also perfect for a cold day’s visit.

The Garden offers year-round inspiration for gardeners and is an exciting introduction to the natural world for families.

A number of events are held throughout the year as well as adult courses and workshops.

Visitors can also explore with a free family or adult trail, enjoy freshly made food from the Garden Café or visit the Garden shop.

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