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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.
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.