Oxford Botanic Gardens
The oldest botanical garden in the country, Oxford's enormous collection of more than 7,000 species of plants has been growing for four centuries. It was founded as a 'physic garden' by the Earl of Danby in 1621, but today the Oxford Botanic Garden's biodiversity is renowned for being even greater than that of a tropical rainforest. One does not, however, have to be a horticulturalist to enjoy the beautifully planted walled garden, exotic greenhouses, herbaceous borders, and rock and water gardens that make up this botanic feast - the plants are wonderfully arranged, and provide a memorable and calming aesthetic experience. An ideal site for a picnic, take the whole family along with an unforgettable day spent in immaculate natural surrounds.
Address: Rose Lane
Telephone: (0)1865 286 690
Opening times: Open daily, from 9am to 4pm (January, February, November and December); from 9am to 5pm (March, April, September and October); and from 9am to 6pm (May to August). Last admission is always 45 minutes before the closing time
Admission: £4 (adults), £3 (concessions)