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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

With plants from all over the world displayed in a 40-acre oasis of gardens and glasshouses, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden is an inspiration for gardeners, an exciting introduction to the natural world for families, and provides a great day out for all our visitors.

Garden audio tours

Listen in on the secrets of selected gardens from their head gardeners. Our audio tours take you through seasonal planting, histories and stories.

Garden Tour

Enjoy the 40-acre site right in the city centre of Cambridge. Established in 1846 by our founder John Stevens Henslow.

Winter Tour

Walk through the Winter Garden at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens. Explore and see a study of winter plants in their various forms, scents and colours.
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Find Us

Cambridgeshire GB CB2 1JE


  • Gardens

    The Glasshouses close 30 minutes before the Garden. Guide and assistance dogs are very welcome in the Garden, however please note that no other dogs are allowed.
  • Café

    The Café closes 30 minutes before the Garden.
  • Botanic Garden Shop

    The Botanic Garden Shop at Brookside closes 15 minutes before the Garden.

Opening times

January, November + December: 10am – 4pm. February, March + October: 10am – 5pm. April – September: 10am – 6pm. Last paid admission is 30 minutes before closing time.

Lots to see

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