"While primarily a place of learning, you don’t have to be a horticultural whiz to enjoy wandering through Bristol’s Botanic Gardens. That’s because the planting here isn’t just educational, it’s visually stunning too. From the riot of colour that greets visitors (and pollinators) in front of the Victorian house to the fragrant beds of the medicinal herb garden.
The botanic garden is filled with an astonishing array of plants, which have been divided into four sections. There are displays telling the story of plant evolution, areas dedicated to drought-tolerant Mediterranean plants and a traditional Chinese herb garden. The garden’s commitment to conservation can be seen throughout, but is particularly pertinent at the displays of rare and threatened plants native to the Bristol area and the Southwest Peninsula.
University of Bristol Botanic Gardens is situated in Stoke Bishop, just a few hundred meters from the edge of Durdham Down and a short walk from Bristol zoo.