University of Cambridge Botanic Garden

University of Cambridge Botanic Garden

Since its opening in 1846, Cambridge University Botanic Garden has been an inspiration for gardeners, an exciting introduction to the natural world for families and a refreshing oasis for all our visitors.

This heritage-listed Garden has been designed for both year-round interest and seasonal inspiration so, whenever you visit, you will find plants to intrigue and enchant.

Education and learning

The Garden is an inspirational, natural outdoor classroom for all ages; a place to develop knowledge, encourage creativity and bring learning to life. Our programmes deliver activities for schools, colleges, community groups, families and adults.

We welcome visits to the Garden from schools and colleges in all seasons and offer imaginative learning opportunities across the curriculum and key stages.

There is a lively programme of adult leisure courses, talks and workshops in subjects ranging from horticulture, science, plant identification, botanical illustration and creative arts.

For families, there’s a great choice of activities and events throughout the year to encourage exploration of the natural world. Our community programme reaches out to local groups and residents through a range of projects and initiatives.

The Garden is also committed to training and supporting the next generation of expert horticulturalists. We offer seven horticultural trainees places on the 12 month Cambridge Certificate in Practical Horticulture and Plantsmanship.

What’s On

We run a lively programme of family events, life-long learning courses and much more throughout the year.

You can set the calendar to display events by day, week, month or year and by selecting what type of event by clicking the relevant categories on the right.

Main event dates for the 2017 diary:

Orchid Festival: 12 February – 12 March

Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt with treasure trail: 1 – 17 April

Science on Sundays series: running monthly between 26 March to 20 August

Festival of Plants: Saturday 20 May

Sounds Green: live music 6.15pm until 8pm every Wednesday in July

Apple Day: Sunday 22 October

All Events from Friday, 05 May 2017 to Monday, 05 June 2017