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Top Things To See At The Cambridge Botanic Gardens

by granitewordpress
12 February 2018 · 2 min read
Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The beautiful Botanic Garden in Cambridge was built in 1831 for use by the University of Cambridge’s Department of Plant Science. Since then it has become a green paradise in the heart of the historic town.

If you’re planning to join us soon at The Tamburlaine Hotel Cambridge, you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from the gorgeous Botanic Garden. Here are some of the wonderful things you can expect to see on your day trip there.

National Plant Collection

For nearly two centuries the Cambridge Botanic Garden has been responsible for collecting, preserving and documenting some of the world’s rarest and most scientifically unique plants. What started out as a humble collection has grown to include hundreds of species. Whether you’re interested in the science behind the collection or you simply love nature, you won’t want to miss out on a chance to browse the National Plant Collection while staying at our hotels in Central Cambridge.

Glass Houses

Glass Houses Botanical Garden

The beautiful glass houses are one of the most popular attractions in the Botanic Garden. They are created to provide a tropical environment year-round so that students and scientific academics at the University of Cambridge can study exotic plants that would not survive the British climate. The structures themselves are a work of art and the plants, trees and shrubbery housed inside offer visitors a beautiful oasis ready to be explored.

Twilight

13 Feb, 2018

Be sure to book your stay at The Tamburlaine Hotel Cambridge this month so you can experience the beauty of the Botanic Garden like never before. Join a team of experts and a group of other excited explorers as you make your way through the glass house of the garden underneath the glow of calming lights. The twilight torch trail will take you on a journey through the garden and around the world as you learn all about the different species of plants and their origins. This is a wonderful family activity so be sure to bring the kids along.

Core Library

The garden’s library boasts a collection of over 7000 books and 50 periodicals, a collection that rivals any other of its kind. The shelves feature a wide range of titles that span centuries and have been written by leading figures in the world of plant sciences and horticultural studies. The books in this vast collection don’t just sit and gather dust. They are used on a daily basis by students and staff members who tend to the plants within the garden.

Garden Herbarium

If you’re still thirsty for more knowledge after exploring the garden grounds and the library, head over to the Herbarium to browse a collection of over 15,000 dried plant specimens. The collection was started in1846 and has since amassed an incredible selection of rare plants from environments all over the world that have been beautifully preserved between the pages of books.