University of Oxford Botanic Garden

LOCATION

OXFORD, OXFORDSHIRE

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Founded in 1621, this botanic garden is the oldest in the United Kingdom. There is a collection of over 6,000 species of plants from all over the world. Consisting of three sections, the Glasshouses contain plants that need protection from the British weather. The area outside the Walled Garden contains a water garden and rock garden as well as vegetable beds and autumn border. Within the Walled Garden plants are grouped by country of origin, botanic family or economic use. Please check website for exhibitions.

University of Oxford Botanic Garden
Rose Lane, OXFORD, OX1 4AZ
Phone : 01865 286690

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year daily, Jan-Feb & Nov-Dec 9-4; Mar-Apr & Sep-Oct 9-5; May-Aug 9-6 (last admission 45 mins before close). Closed 24-26 Dec

About The area

Discover Oxfordshire

Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.

The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.

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