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Oxford Botanic Garden

Rose Lane
Oxfordshire
United Kingdom
OX1 4AZ
Tel:  01865 286690
Fax:  01865 286693
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Additional Features

Family orientated
Open to public

Ideal for walking

Description

Welcome to the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. Often asked how a botanic garden differs from other types of gardens the Botanic gardens are collections of plants that are grown for purposes other than purely aesthetic reasons but in Oxford Botanic Garden they do try to arrange the plants in attractive, sympathetic and exciting ways. Many gardeners come here to seek inspiration. In the beds and borders you may find new plants that would be perfect in your garden at home and partly for this reason they strive to label clearly every plant in the Garden.

Plants are grown in this Garden to support the teaching programmes, for research scientists in this University and elsewhere and as part of plant conservation projects.

Furthermore this Garden is a national reference collection of 7,000 different types of plant, making it the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World there is even more biological diversity here than there is in tropical rain forests and other biodiversity hotspots.

The Garden consists of three sections. The Glasshouses contain plants that need protection from the extremes of the British weather. The area outside the Walled Garden contains classic garden features such as a Water Garden and Rock Garden as well as the innovative Black Border and Autumn Borders. Within the Walled Garden plants are grouped in a number of different ways such as by country of origin, botanic family or economic use.


From January 2013 we will be changing our opening times and ticket prices.

BOTANIC GARDEN, High Street, OX1 4AZ
Our opening times will be:

Jan, Feb, Nov and Dec - 9.00am until 4.00pm, last admission 3.15pm.
March, April, Sept, and October - 9.00am until 5.00pm, last admission 4.15pm.
May, June, July, Aug - 9.00am until 6.00pm, last admission 5.15pm.


HARCOURT ARBORETUM, Nuneham Courtenay, OX44 9PX
Our opening times will be:

April to October - 10.00am until 5.00pm, last admission 4.15pm.
November - 10.00am until 4.00pm, last admission 3.15pm.
December to March (Monday to Friday only) - 10.00am until 4.00pm, last admission 3.15pm. (Closed at weekends)
December 22nd to January 3rd - CLOSED.


BOTANIC GARDENS and HARCOURT ARBORETUM
Our admission charges from 1st January 2013 will be:

Day Ticket - 4.50
Cons Day Ticket - 3.00
Annual Pass - 15.50
Cons Annual Pass - 13.00
Children in full-time school, accompanied by an adult family member- Free
Disabled and Carer - Free
Member of the University of Oxford, and Brookes University (conditions apply) - Free.
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