You used to be able to walk around for free, but now you have to pay. It's worth it though.
I still like to have a wander around from time to time and enjoy the flowers. If I go with the children from school I get to feed the ducks as well!
I last visited on Saturday morning before taking myself off to Strawberry Fair, so I had a colourful day, though the gardens were a good deal quieter.
Thank goodness for digital photography; I used to shoot ridiculous amounts of film here!
The glasshouses are spectacular and a welcome refuge if it rains.
And there's a nice cafe where you can sit outside and enjoy this view:
Wonderful photos I especially like the one with the foxgloves and other pink and lavender toned flowers - just delightful.ReplyDelete
I'm surprised to read you have to pay to visit your Botanical Gardens - ours here in Australia are free.
John, as I looked at these pictures, I became so envious!!! My gardens are not half as pretty nor do I have a greenhouse. Most of the plants and seeds I got came from my Mom's gardens. So, I get alittle of her at my house, but not her greenthumb! Thank you again, for the wonderful places you take me!ReplyDelete
Lovely! Oh my, I've got a long way to go to have anything even 1% as pretty as these photos. Thank you for sharing them.ReplyDelete
You have to forget envy and just enjoy! The gardens are designed to be a teaching tool for botanists at the university which means that all the plants are accurately labelled, that's great if you want to get something for your own plot. But I suppose that's also why you have to pay for admission; after all it's not really a public garden. Thanks for all comments.ReplyDelete
Cambridge is a city I've visited several times but I must admit that I haven't been to the Botanical Gardens yet. They look well worth visiting, like Dianne my favourite photo is the one with the foxgloves and other cottage-y flowers.ReplyDelete
You're not alone, Rowan, the university don't exactly shout about the gardens and as a result most people miss them. There are also some interesting museums which the general public are largely unaware of. I must admit I'm a bit of a foxglove fan myself.ReplyDelete