England is the most garden-loving country in the world, with more gardens open to the public than anywhere else.
Gardens in England
England is the most garden-loving country in the world, with more gardens open to the public than anywhere else. London is the Garden Capital of the world, in the sense of having a higher proportion of garden-loving residents than any other capital city in the world.
But there are disappointingly few great English gardens in London: one therefore has to travel by car or train to other English regions to find great gardens to visit. The most famous period in English garden history is the eighteenth century, when the original English landscape gardens were made.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
A nineteenth century botanic garden which also has a role as a role as a public garden, with a lake, a stream and rock gardens. There are systematic beds used for teaching purposes and a twentieth century garden with native vegetation. The botanic garden holds 9 National Collections.
Head Gardener's Comment
Since opening in 1846, the 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 listed, heritage Garden was created by John Henslow, teacher and guiding light of Charles Darwin, and is the showcase for over 8,000 plant species from around the world, all immaculately displayed amongst a wonderful framework of mature trees.