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University of Oxford Botanic Gardens

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Published September 20th 2013
A natural oasis in the heart of Oxford city centre
The University of Oxford's Botanic Gardens are located in the city centre on the High Street near Magdalen College. The gardens glow with bright colours in the sunshine and look particularly dramatic juxtaposed with the university's many spires and ancient buildings. In fact, these are the oldest botanic gardens in all of Britain.

Photo by Erin Connelly.

The gardens contain 'the most diverse collection of plants in the world', which are displayed in outdoor arrangements, cultivated gardens, mazes, and glasshouses. Even on a rainy or mid-winter day, the gardens can be enjoyed via the seven glasshouses, which were specially made to house exotic and tropical species from around the world.

Maze with roses at the Botanic Gardens. Photo by Erin Connelly.

An adult day ticket is only 4.50 (concessions 3.00), children, disabled, and Oxford staff/students may enter for free.

Photo by Erin Connelly

The gardens are open throughout the year. They open at 9.00am and close at variable times depending on the time of year. See the official website for more details.

Photo by Erin Connelly.
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Why? A natural oasis in the heart of Oxford city centre.
When: All year round
Phone: 01865 286690
Where: The University of Oxford Botanic Garden Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ
Cost: Adult - 4.50, Concession - 3.00, Children and Disabled - Free
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