Oxford University Botanic Garden

Oxford University Botanic Garden and places to stay

Oxfords best kept secret - The University of Oxford Botanic Garden probably has the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World

The Oxford University Botanic Garden is one of the oldest botanic gardens in the world dating from 1621. It is a truly remarkable place with one of the finest collections of plants in the world.
It is in a beautiful situation next to the River Cherwell in the University Area of the City.

What to see at Oxford Botanic Garden:

  • Plants Galore - Over 5,000 different Plants Species from all over the world to keep the plant specialists engaged - all well labelled. Look out for the 200 year old White Mulberry Tree.
  • The Walled Garden.
    Within this area there are numerous paths leafing to the
    Taxonomic beds, Medicinal Plants Collection, Woodland Walk and Literary Trail
    The Bobart Collection - early plants, New Zealand Border, Japan Border, South American Border, South African Border
  • Lower Garden
    The Merton Borders, The Gin Border, The Water Garden, Herbaceous Border, Naturalistic Area, Rock Garden, Autumn Border, The Orchard, The Water Lilly Pond
  • Glass Houses
    The Conservatory, Plants from high altitudes, The Cloud Forest House, The Water Lilly House, The Carnivorous Plant House, The Rainforest House, The Arid House.
  • Regular visitors
    Regular visitors to the Garden included Lewis Carroll, CS Lewis and J R Tolkien.

Where can I park at the Oxford Botanic Garden?
St Clements Car Park - Pay and Display is about 400 yards away
Is the Garden Dog Friendly?
Regret the garden is not dog friendly
Places to eat nearby
There are lots of artisan coffee houses, restaurants including vegan
Other Gardens nearby
Waterperry Gardens just 7 miles away is a must visit, Blenheim Palace and Rousham House are closeby too
Places to stay
See our recommended hotels below

Oxford Botanic Garden Opening Times- see latest information by visiting website.
Please note: No dogs are allowed in the garden except guide dogs


  • Telephone: 01 865 286 690
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Street: Rose Lane
  • Postcode: OX1 4AZ
  • City: Oxford
  • County: Oxfordshire
  • Country: United Kingdom


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Garden Location on a Map