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The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

The University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Welcome to a beautiful garden filled with a huge diversity of plants, including many exotic species set in inspirational displays against the backdrop of a striking Victorian house. The University of Bristol Botanic Garden is the first new University botanic garden to be created in the United Kingdom for nearly forty years. The 1.77 hectare garden has been designed to tell stories about plant evolution and is home to four core plant collections: Evolution, Mediterranean climate regions, local flora and rare native plants, and useful plants.

These collections are planted in educational displays that convey the drama of plants in the wild, aspects of their evolutionary biology and immerse the visitor in displays, transporting them to many different habitats. The large glasshouses provide the right climatic conditions for many exotic plants including: cacti, orchids, carnivorous plants and unique within Bristol the giant Amazon water lily and sacred lotus collection? The garden is situated in Stoke Bishop, just a few hundred meters from the edge of Durdham Down and a short walk from Bristol Zoo. We provide a teaching resource for School of Biological Sciences within the University of Bristol, an RHS centre for adult education, a resource for local schools and a new cultural attraction for the city of Bristol. Come along and see for yourself!

Fact File

Opening Times: April to October - 7 days a week (10.00am to 4.30pm)
November to March - Weekdays only (10.00am to 4.30pm)
Facilities: Refreshments, Disabled Access: Wheelchair can be borrowed from welcome lodge (if booked)
Toilets on Site: Yes (including disable toilet)
Car/Coach Parking: Close by.
Guided Tours: Yes – booking required
Length of Visit: Allow 2 hours (tours typically 1.5 hours)
Booking Contact: Judy Cordell, Administration Assistant
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, Waltham Cottage Yard, Hollybush Lane, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, BS9 1JB
Tel: +44 (0117) 331 4906
Email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk
Website: www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden

Guided Tours run each day throughout the year in the gardens and glasshouses, catering for keen plant people or those who simply want to explore the beautiful gardens in the company of an expert guide ...

University of Bristol