Cambridge University Botanic Garden

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Cambridge University Botanic Garden information

Location
Cambridge , England
Address
Bateman St
More information
www.botanic.cam.ac.uk
Prices
adult/child £4.50/free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Apr-Sep, to 4pm Oct-Mar
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Founded by Charles Darwin's mentor, Professor John Henslow, the beautiful Botanic Garden is home to 8000 plant species, a wonderful arboretum, glasshouses (containing both fierce carnivorous pitcher plants and the delicate slipper orchid), a winter garden and flamboyant herbaceous borders. Hour-long guided tours (£7) are held at 11am on the first Saturday of the month and some Wednesdays. The gardens are 1200m south of the city centre via Trumpington St.