Cambridge University Botanic Garden


A 40 acre, Grade II* heritage garden with seasonal interest all year round, set in the heart of Cambridge.

Over 8,000 plants species from around the world provide a stunning backdrop for a leisurely day out. Opened in 1846, the Botanic Garden holds nine National Collections and the best collection of trees in the region including many iconic and some endangered trees. Other highlights include the Winter Garden, richly fragranced Scented Garden, Dry Garden and Bee Borders. The Glasshouse Range is perfect for a cold day.

The Garden hosts a busy calendar of events, free trails and family activities, see website for details.

Opening Times
January, November & December: 10:00 – 16:00. February, March & October: 10:00 – 17:00. April – September: 10:00 – 18:00.

The Glasshouse Range & Garden Café close 30 minutes before Garden closing time, and the Shop 15 minutes before. The Garden will be closed from Monday 24 December 2018 – Tuesday 1 January 2019 inclusive.

Adult admission: £6.00, Concession admission: £5.50 (over 65s and students with recognised ID card), Friends of CUBG: free, Children 0-16 inclusive: free (must be accompanied at all times by an adult)

*includes an optional donation of 10% more than the Standard admission price, please see website for details.

Guided Tours & Group Visits
Free ‘turn up’ tours of the Garden’s highlights, on the first Sunday of each month, February – December, and weekly every Sunday May – September. Guided tours can be arranged at other times, with at least one month’s notice. For details see website.

Less than 1 mile south of the city centre to the Brookside Gate and a short walk from the Railway Station to the Station Road Gate. If coming by car, please use Trumpington Park & Ride (M11/J11) and alight at the Bateman Street stop. No visitor parking available.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden, 1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE

Tel: 01223 336265

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