The Thames Valley Sights



University of Oxford Botanic Garden

University of Oxford Botanic Garden Review

Founded in 1621 as a healing garden, this is the oldest of its kind in the British Isles. Set on the river, the diverse garden displays 6,000 species ranging from lilies to citrus trees. There is a spacious walled garden, six luxuriant glass houses, including an insectiverous and a lily house, and interesting medicinal, rock and bog gardens to explore.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rose La., Oxford, OX1 4AZ | Map It
  • Phone: 01865/286690
  • Cost: £4.50
  • Hours: Mar., Apr., Sept., and Oct., daily 9–5; May–Aug., daily 9–6; Nov.–Feb., daily 9–4; last admission 45 mins before closing
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  • Location: Oxford
Updated: 06-13-2013

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