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, with a history of over 400 years as a centre of botanical excellence. It’s an oasis of biodiversity in the heart of Oxford, nurturing more than 5,000 plant species, including many rare, fascinating and beautiful treasures. 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, always check the garden’s website or call direct for up-to-date opening times and other ticket price options, and any one-off restrictions which may apply.
Always take your 2-for-1 Gardens card with you. If you’ve pre-booked your tickets under the 2-for-1 Gardens offer, show your card on the day to validate the booking.
Please don’t make multiple pre-bookings or share your 2-for-1 Gardens 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
- 2-for-1 Saving: £6.30. Booking recommended. & may be required - see property website. Offer not valid on event days
For opening details, see garden website
OFFER: Garden: 2-for-1 £6.30. Under-16s free