University Botanic Garden, 1 Brookside, Cambridge, CB2 1JE
A Stroll Through Paradise
The 167 year-old Cambridge University Botanic Garden is one of the city’s most dazzling gems. It consists of forty acres of flora ranging from British Wild Plants to Chinese Lime.
The garden has several seasonal trails to walk, offering visitors a chance to view toffee traces and apples in the fall, snowdrops and birches in the winter, meadow flowers and magnolias in the spring, and roses and honeyed limes in the summer. Glasshouses protect the more exotic plants that need sheltering from the Cambridge elements, ensuring that even the more delicate flowers can thrive for your viewing pleasure at this floral haven. There is also a scented garden with smells sure to electrify your senses even in the heart of winter.
The garden is home to a variety of wildlife, and on a given day visitors might encounter any number of bird species, frogs, toads, snakes, foxes, badgers, and butterflies. Cambridge University is committed to keeping the Botanic Garden as diverse as possible, and encourages these animals to settle amid its flowers. The university maintains this Cambridge garden through green means, watering the plants very infrequently and very rarely using fertilizer.
Whether you’re a flower enthusiast or just someone in need of a stroll, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden is well worth the trip.
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