Species-rich botanic garden at the heart of Cambridge.
Size of site:
Apr - Sep: 10AM - 6PM
Feb, Mar, Oct: 10AM - 5PM
Nov - Jan: 10AM - 4PM
Last Entry 30 mins before Closing Time.
**Train:** The main Cambridge Railway Station (CBG) is a 5-minute walk from our Station Road Gate. See National Rail Enquiries for more information. **Bus:** Please visit the Stagecoach and Whippet websites for the latest updates of bus routes and bus stops. For information about the Cambridge University Universal bus please visit the Universal bus website. **Car / Park & Ride:** There is no parking at the Botanic Garden, we recommend the Park & Ride services. The Trumpington Park and Ride bus stops outside our Brookside gate, on Trumpington Road. There is limited pay and display parking on Trumpington Road and Bateman Street. Alternatively, see Cambridge City Council’s parking map.
Gift Aid Adult £7.00, Adult £6.00, Children (0-16) Free
Cambridge University Students Free (Valid ID required)
Friends of CUBG: Individual £44, Joint £75 (from 1 July 2021)
An open expanse of water, perfect for wildlife - the cool breeze brings welcome relief from summer heat.
Rich with the heady scent of summer, these traditional flowers come in many beautiful varieties.
Delicate fronds unfurl every spring in old tree stumps and wet ground, as they have for millions of years.
Classic climber, with muscular stems and grape-like bunches of pastel coloured blooms in late spring.
Grand specimen trees and shrubs standing proud in parkland or woodland settings.
A British favourite, carpeting woodland floors in undulating swathes of green and purple from mid May.
Yellow heads bobbing in the breeze, these flowers carpet the ground as winter ends and spring begins.
Delicate blossoms foreshadow apple-green leaves, these sculptural trees are stunning in spring.
White and green flowers burst into life in midwinter, through even the hardest of frosts.
With winter protection and high humidity, these are perfect for tropical plants and propagation.
As morning frosts begin to set in, the leaves of trees and shrubs light up in reds, yellows and oranges.
Sheltered from winter winds and balmy in springtime, walls create a microclimate perfect for gardening.
Sculptural plants with beautiful branches and winter colour bring the darkest days of the year to life.
With wildlife in abundance and a verdant canopy above, the woods are a perfect place to explore.
At the tail end of winter through into spring, the boughs of Cherry trees are heavy with beautiful flowers.
From tiny brooks to wide rivers, with gentle sounds, nature and life even in the depths of winter.
Bursting back with fresh colour every year, these flower borders are perfect for pollinators.
In summer this grassland habitat is rich with the buzzing of pollinators and packed with beautiful flowers.
Discover a wealth of minibeasts and birds in this special patch - a particular favourite with the kids.