The University of Oxford Botanic Garden



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Opening Times

Open daily – opening times vary by season

Oxford Botanic Garden is the UK’s oldest botanic garden, founded in 1621. Situated in the heart of Oxford, this historic garden is an oasis of green in the city centre. Indeed it is one of the most compact yet diverse collections of plants in the world. Take a stroll among the family beds in the formal walled garden; see exotic, tropical and carnivorous plants in the glasshouses; enjoy the lush herbaceous borders of the informal lower garden. Visitors are very welcome to bring a picnic with them and there are many benches to use. There is a pop-up café during the summer months that sells hot and cold drinks and snacks by the riverside.

Check the Oxford Botanic Garden website for the latest events, which include family-friendly picnics, fairs and education courses.

Opening Times

November to February
Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 4pm
Monday, 12pm to 4pm
(Last admission 3.15pm)

March and April
Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm
Monday, 12pm to 5pm
(Last admission 4.15pm)

May to August
Daily, 9am to 6pm
(Last admission 5.15pm)

September and October
Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm
Monday, 12pm to 5pm
(Last admission 4.15pm)

On Bank Holidays the Botanic Garden is open as usual from 9.00am.
The Botanic Garden is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Adult: £6.30
Adult + Gift Aid: £7.00
Concessions: £5.00
Concessions + Gift Aid: £5.50
Children under 16, Registered disabled or carers: FREE

Annual pass
(valid for 1 year from date of purchase): £25.00, or £20.50 for concessions.
You could also consider becoming a Friend of the Botanical Garden for unlimited entry to here and 11 other botanical gardens across the country for £35 a year.

Oxford and Oxford Brookes students and staff
Entry is free with ID


Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee from Jericho Coffee Traders, who run a pop-up cafe selling hot and cold drinks, G&D’s ice-creams and snacks by the riverside. Open from from spring to autumn at the Botanic Garden.


Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane,
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AZ United Kingdom
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