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The Cambridge Univeristy Botanic Garden

Gardens

Cambridge is a wonderful place for everything horticultural - enjoy the open gardens situated across the city, many of which contribute towards shaping Cambridge into the stunningly beautiful place it is today.

In the centre of the city you will find Christ’s Pieces and Jesus Green - two of Cambridge’s largest open park spaces, both offer a stunning retreat from the bustling city and are home to charming flowerbed displays, which are nurtured into full bloom every spring.

On the banks of the River Cam, The Cambridge Backs is a stretch of reclaimed land, which runs along the back of the riverside colleges. It provides stunning views throughout the year, and is covered with a blanket of daffodils and crocuses during the spring.

The Cambridge University colleges are also home to some of the most beautifully designed and cultivated gardens – many are open to the public at various times of the year, including those at Christ’s College, Clare College and Emmanuel College.

Opened to the public in 1846, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden develops & displays over 8,000 different plant species in 40 acres of beautiful landscapes.
Take time to explore & enjoy the winter garden, glasshouses & a superb collection of mature trees.

A little further a field, on the outskirts of the city, the picturesque village of Grantchester offers a delightful afternoon retreat, take a stroll along the River Cam down to The Orchard Tea Gardens and sit amongst the apple trees whilst breathing in the countryside air. 

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