Cambridge University Botanic Garden fountain
Garden fountain
The gardens were opened in 1846 and provide habitat for a wide variety of plant species. There are a number of different habitat zones, incluing a Rock Garden, featuring alpine plants from every continent, Water Garden, Tropical rainforest, and glasshouses with seasonal displays. The Systematic Beds feature over 80 varieties of flowering plants.
Of the many important collections at the gardens it is wortth mentioning the lavendar, geraniums, and the collection of Native British Plants. There are collections of winter plants, Herbaceeous and Wildflower Borders, a Scented Garden, even an Autimn Colour Garden.
The administration of the garden organizes an ongoing program of special and educational events troughout the year, and group bookings are possible if arranged in advance.
Getting there:
You can walk to the gardens from the city centre - our family has done it, with an 11-year old - in 20-30 minutes. But there are also regular buses that run to a stop just outside the garden gates.
Summing up the Botanic Gardens
We had a lovely family visit, though the weather turned unpleasant and decided to shower us part way through. We sheletered in a gazebo through the worst of the downpour, and had a wonderful - if slightly damp - stroll through the rest of the garden. Families should find plenty of interesting places to explore, and lots of space tor children to burn off steam! And for adults, the variety of plants makes for a very enjoyable experience, whether you are blessed with a green thumb or not. I personally have an experienced 'brown thumb', but I enjoyed the gardens enormously, even at the end of a tiring day walking around Cambridge.

About Botanic Gardens
Address: 1 Brookside, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB2 1JE
Attraction Type: Garden
Website: Botanic Gardens
Email: enquiries@botanic.cam.ac.uk
Phone: 01223 336 265
Location map
OS: TL456 572
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express


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