Cambridge University Botanic Garden

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Cambridge University Botanic Garden is a beautiful space in the heart of the city where you can relax and enjoy nature. Explore the various pathways around the Garden and discover over 8,000 species of plants from around the world.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Spending time in nature boosts your wellbeing and reduces stress
  • The Garden offers learning activities for adults and children – there are also opportunities to volunteer
  • You can enjoy delicious food and drink at the Garden Café. Visitors are also welcome to picnic anywhere in the Garden

What to expect?

There are two entrances to the Botanic Garden: the Brookside entrance (on the corner of Trumpington Road and Bateman Street), and the Station Road entrance (on Hills Road). The videos below show how to enter the Garden using the different entrances:

More information

If you’re unable to visit the Garden in person, you can visit virtually by going on video-tours called  ‘Wellness Wanders’. These are free of charge.

Click here to view more Wellness Wanders.

Entry to the Garden is free for children aged 0-16 (but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times).

Entry is also free for essential carers for disabled visitors.

There is an entrance fee for adults – click here for details. Tickets can be purchased using cash or card at the gates upon arrival.

If you would like an in-depth learning opportunity, the garden runs adult education courses on various topics. There are standalone day workshops and short courses available. A fee is charged for these courses.

Click here to take a virtual trip to the Botanic Gardens:

How to contact

Where to go

Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Cambridge CB2 1JE

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