Discover Oxford’s Magical Botanical Gardens

Oxford is famous all over the world not just for its history and formidable intellectual heritage, but also for its quaint architecture and magnificent gardens. Here’s what you need to know if you fancy experiencing some of the delights of Oxford’s botanical gardens.

Interesting History

Founded in 1621, the University of Oxford’s Botanical Garden is one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world and the oldest botanic garden in Britain.

Diverse Collections

With over 5000 different plant species packed into about 4 1/2 acres, this is one the most diverse but compact plant collections in the world.

The Danby Gateway

This beautiful piece of architecture was built in 1632 and was one of the first structures to use the Baroque neo-classical style.

Harcourt Arboretum

Just a 15-minute drive outside of Oxford is the majestic arboretum, spread across 130 acres of picturesque historic landscape, it has one of the largest conifer collections in the world. This is a must-see for nature lovers everywhere.

You Need to Book a Time Slot

If you would like to visit the botanic gardens, you will need to book a time slot. You can do this on the website.