Last updated on 21 October 12

Oxford Botanic Garden

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Britain's oldest botanic garden is near the centre of the city. It is a classic seventeenth century walled garden. When founded in 1621, so much money was spent on the walls that little was left for plants. This deficiency has been remedied, with the planting design more botanical than aesthetic. Loudon described the garden as 'a venerable establishment. . . entered by a noble stone archway, through which is seen a vista to the other extremity of the garden. . . Comparing this botanic garden with with all the others in Britain, it as far surpasses them in an arachitectural point of view, as it is inferior to the best of them in botanical riches'. Nearby is a rose garden, designed by Sylvia Crowe, to comemorate the discovery of the first antibiotic.
Address - High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, OX1 4AZ
Opening times - All year. Daily. Opens 9am.
Website - Visit the Oxford Botanic Garden website

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This garden has been designed and influenced by Dame Sylvia Crowe

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  • over 4 years ago Charlotte said

    Absolutely stunning! Beautifully laid out; fascinating glasshouses; glorious vistas of the spires in the city; clever planting and great source of ideas for your own garden - what more could you want??


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