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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

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Address: Rose La., Oxford OX2 0AR, England
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A green oasis

One of the oldest botanic gardens in the world. Great variety in plants and scenery, outside and in greenhouses. The other side of the road is Magdalen College.

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Paul S
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the oldest botanic gardens in the world. Great variety in plants and scenery, outside and in greenhouses. The other side of the road is Magdalen College.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow - we went on a sunny afternoon and on this time of year the flowers really are stunning! The garden is a must see, and a grand final to a day in the town center...and just before the first GT! Remember to bring water on hot days!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a delight a hidden gem by the water .The price is good for entry and you will spend a couple of hours looking at the wonderful plants in their greenhouses and the borders in the garden .no cafe here but toilets and disabled access and toilets.no parking available.

Thank Jennifer M
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a lovely place to spend an hour or two with the plants and gardens curated by the knowledgeable staff. Very reasonable entry fee. Good place for a picnic. Could easily support a cafe or tea room and maybe plant sales.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The botanic gardens have lovely flower gardens and great green houses. The green houses are different temperatures showing different plants from different climates. I like the large lily pads.

Thank Maureen K
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is parking nearby in St Clements and 2-3 hrs will cost you £3.40. Ten minutes walking gets you to the garden. The greenhouses are very good and consist of one long glasshouse with "rooms" off it to one side. The plantings are very interesting and there are plenty of labels. There is plenty to see in quite a small... More 

Thank Derek B
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

1/3 of the gardens are completely empty. There aren't even 500 specimens there and definitely 8000 flowers or plant there is a very exaggerated figure as it appears on Wikipedia. Not well maintained. A simple spring onion or lettuce garden are available in every house. It is a rip of to get £5 per person to enter. I suppose they... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A Must see if you are visiting Oxford! We had a wonderful time and we took many pictures. I don't think that you can take a bad picture here!

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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited during the summer season. Not sure why I hadn't written this up. Flowers, grasses, manicured lawns, hothouses (desert/jungle), jazz music, food stands, kids entertainment, river, sunshine, blue sky, picnic, good company and quiet kids. Quite a day !

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't believe we paid £5 per person to enter. The Gardens were small, and plots were empty whilst the hothouses were overgrown and not well maintained. Many of the medicinal plant plots were barren, whilst the carnivorous plants in the hothouses were sparse and frankly, more limp than carnivorous. Labels were not well placed- there were a few signs... More 

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