The Botanic Garden is one of the main attractions in Cambridge. During the summer is a perfect place where to walk or just line on the grass. Moreover, the greenhouses simulate very different environments, from the Alps to the Green Forest.
We visited these lovely gardens on a cool day in late April, however there was still plenty of colour and variety in the many settings in which the plants, shrubs and trees are displayed; including formal beds, rockeries and woodland.
A useful map helped us to see all of the gardens within around three hours, including a stop for coffee at the excellent Cafe, where there is indoor and outdoor seating, and we also visited the shop.
Parking is available on the streets around the gardens, however there is a strict time limit of a maximum of two hours, and change or a mobile 'phone is needed to buy a ticket, so a good option is a 'Park and Ride' bus, which we saw stopping near the gardens.
We combined our visit to the gardens with a walk past many of the beautiful long-established Colleges, with their lovely gardens, and we also took a very enjoyable walk along 'The Backs'.
Then we found the Grand Arcade shopping centre on St Andrew's Street, which interested my wife; it's just up from Emmanuel College; and we had a great afternoon tea at the patisseria on the corner of Jesus Lane and Bridge Street, just down from Magdalene College.
So there's plenty of interest to see after two or three hours in the Botanical Gardens, and I recommend, fully, a day out in Cambridge, based on those lovely Botanical Gardens!
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