The Thames Valley Sights

University of Oxford Botanic Garden

  • Rose La. Map It
  • Oxford
  • Garden/Arboretum

Fodor's 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 insectivorous and lily houses, and interesting medicinal, rock, and bog gardens to explore. Picnics are allowed, but you must bring your own food and drinks, as there's nowhere to buy them inside.

Sight Information

Address:

Rose La., Oxford, OX1 4AZ, England

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Phone:

01865-286690

Sight Details:

  • £5
  • Mar., Apr., Sept., and Oct., daily 9–5; May–Aug., daily 9–6; Nov.–Feb., daily 9–4; last admission 45 min before closing

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