Herbaceous border at Oxford Botanic Garden

Oxford Botanic Garden 2-for-1 entry

Get one free entry with one full-paying adult, with your Gardeners’ World Magazine 2-for-1 entry card. Valid at 392 gardens.

To quote Brideshead Revisted’s Sebastian Flyte: “I don’t know where I should be without the botanical gardens.” Nestled among the dreaming spires, the Oxford Botanic Garden is a plant-lovers paradise.


Founded in 1621, this is the UK’s oldest botanic garden, having celebrated its 400th year as a centre of botanical excellence. It’s an oasis of biodiversity in the heart of Oxford, nurturing over 5,000 plant species, including many rare, fascinating and beautiful treasures, many of these with informative signs explaining their historical uses and exotic origins.. In the walled garden, discover colourful herbaceous borders, displays of genetically related plants, geographical beds and medicinal herbs. There are glasshouses to take you around the world, a peaceful riverside water garden and much more.


The glasshouses also provide the perfect escape from chilly autumn weather! As a new term begins at the UK’s oldest university, what better time is there to visit the nation’s oldest botanical garden?

Check before you travel

Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply.

We advise checking the garden’s own website or calling them direct to ensure the published details are accurate, as opening times and restrictions may vary.

Always take your 2 for 1 card with you

Some gardens have pre-booking systems in place – take your 2 for 1 card with you to validate your booking.

If a garden offers both pre-booking and walk-up options, we recommend booking prior to your visit to avoid disappointment should the garden be busy.

Please don’t make multiple pre-bookings or share your 2 for 1 card – card misuse will invalidate your discount claim at the garden.

Using your 2-for-1 card at Oxford Botanic Garden

  • One free entry with one full-paying adult
  • Booking may be required - see website
  • Card not valid on event days – check before visiting

Opening details:

Open all year, daily 10am-5pm (6pm Jul-Aug, 4pm Nov-Feb)

Entry prices:

Adults £6.30, seniors £5, accompanied under-16s free. Booking may be required – see website


Public transport
Access for disabled (full)
Plants / produce for sale
Light refreshment
Picnic area

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Rose Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4AZ – Directions