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University of Bristol Botanic Garden

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University of Bristol Botanic Garden

About

The University of Bristol Botanic Garden cultivates some 4,500 plant species from over 200 plant families within its five-acre site. This diversity of plants is unique and not found anywhere else in the Bristol area.

Special collections at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden include an Evolutionary Dell (with the dinosaurs’ favourite plants, ginkgos, cycads, tree ferns and the Wollemi Pine), rare South West native and threatened plants, Chinese and Western Medicinal Herb Gardens and The Mediterranean collection.

The Floral Diversity Collection reflects the extraordinary range of flower forms that have evolved to ensure that flowers are pollinated by insects, birds, mammals, wind or water.

The Angiosperm Phylogeny Collection demonstrates the use of DNA sequencing in plant classification and is the first planting representing this new understanding of plant classification in the UK. Here you will also enjoy an eye-level display of enchanting water lilies, when the weather is warm.

A trip to the glasshouses at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden will take you to the Amazon rainforest, the Highveld in South Africa, the cloud forests and a magical world of tropical food and medicinal plants. Star attractions here include the Giant Amazon Waterlily and the largest collection of the beautiful Sacred Lotus in the UK. Also on display is the cacao or chocolate tree, greatly prized by the Aztecs.

In addition to tours for visitors, the botanic garden holds a variety of events during the year including jazz, science picnics, art and sculpture exhibitions. There is also a full programme of courses offering a wide range of topics ranging from garden design, vegetable growing, gardening for wildlife to tree identification and botanical painting. Private day, evening and weekend guided tours can also be arranged for groups at £7.00 per person.

Admission to the University of Bristol Botanic Garden is £6.50 per adult (including Gift Aid; £6 without), children under 18 - free of charge, students free (on production of a Student Card)

£8.00 for a guided tour (includes adult ticket price, minimum of 10 people)

Note that entrance to the University of Bristol Botanic Garden is free to members of the Friends of the Botanic Garden Association during stipulated opening hours.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

If travelling by car from the city centre proceed across the Downs towards Stoke Bishop. Cross the traffic lights at the edge of Durdham Down. Stoke Park Road is the first turning on the right off Stoke Hill. The entrance to the Botanic Garden is opposite Churchill Hall, Stoke Bishop. Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    70
  • Very Good
    53
  • Average
    12
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    0

Recent Reviews:

  • jane j
    What a treat on a lovely September day.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th September 2019
    Found out about this garden from a leaflet in Bristol Library and couldn't wait to visit. The garden is so interesting, set around a beautiful Victorian House, which is partly used for students... Read full review
  • powdies
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Good use of limited space
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 10th October 2019
    A nice botanic garden, not huge, but some really good use of the available space with themed displays, and interesting glass houses of exotic plants. Read full review
  • BRISTOLIAN83
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    What a hidden gem this is...
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th October 2019
    Lived very close to this place for 20 years, but only just visited... Wish I'd known about it sooner. Beautiful, peaceful gardens, well managed and maintained. There's a place to eat and drink, and... Read full review
The Holmes
Stoke Park Road
Stoke Bishop
Bristol
BS9 1JG

Tel: +44 (0)117 428 2042

Opening Times

Please check website for opening times (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Please check website for opening times throughout the year.

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