Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Cambridge University Botanic Garden holds a collection of over 8,000 plant species from all over the world to facilitate teaching and research. The garden, however, is not only a space for learning, but a haven to visitors and local residents since its foundation in the eighteenth century.  The stunning landscapes allow guests to discover a hugely diverse range of plant species, while escaping the city centre and relaxing among the greenery.

Along with rest of the city, the gardens are full of historical importance and heritage to explore. The original Botanic Garden of Cambridge University was founded in 1762 in the centre of the city (now known as the New Museums Site) which grew plants used for teaching medical students at the University. Now transferred to a large 16-hectare site, the size and design of the gardens has allowed the cultivation of exciting new tree species for study.

There are a range of events and activities held at the CUBG throughout the year, including the following for the autumn/winter season:

Photography Competition – capture the spirit and beauty of Cambridge University Botanic Garden  

Partnering with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) this is a free competition to adults aged 18+ to capture and showcase the peaceful oasis of the garden in all its beauty.

Runs until Sunday 31st October 2021

Autumn Animals – Self-led family activity  

Each week a different animal card is available at the ticket gate for families to create their own artwork, learn some fun facts and play games.  All six cards will be available during the half term week to collect them all!

Friday 10th Sept – Tuesday 30th Nov 2021

Wreath-Making Workshops

Create your own beautiful door wreath with the direction of award winning florist, Sam Cotterell.  A lovely activity to get into the festive season which includes tea, coffee, stollen and mince pies!

Wednesday 1st December 2021

Tickets for general admission to the gardens can be booked here, but walk up tickets are also available at the gate.  A visit to the Cambridge University Botanic Garden comes highly recommended during a stay at The Yard @ Pringle Farm.  Our luxury barns in the peaceful Cambridgeshire countryside lie a short distance from the centre of Cambridge and all the city has to offer.  Click here to find out more about our luxury barn conversions.

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