Monday, 19 November 2012

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens are among the best in the country without a doubt. Tucked between ordinary streets in the town's suburbs, this 40 acre oasis is open throughout the year. You can see just about every gardening style known to man here, including a rock garden, waterside planting, nine national plant collections and an impressive network of glasshouses. In October, the most impressive areas were around the lakes, where autumn colours were stealing the show.

These Systematic Beds group plants according to their families, for teaching purposes.

There's so much more to see (including the glasshouses which I'll feature in my next post) that I recommend you check out the garden's website.


  1. One of our favourite botanic gardens to visit, love the ground, small greenhouses, and hoping on the large boulders crossing one of their big ponds :)

  2. We have wetlands surrounding our property. Thank you for the inspirational photos of how I can design around these water features. I really need to take a garden tour vacation in your part of the world.

  3. Let me know if you do and I'll do you a list of all the best water gardens.