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 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 (including Western herbs, an American vegetable display and a comprehensive collection of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs (the largest of its kind in Europe), grown within an atmospheric Chinese herb garden).
These collections are planted in beautiful displays that convey the drama of plants in the wild, aspects of their evolutionary biology and immerse the visitor, 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 displays.
Opening Times: 7 days a week (10:00 to 4:30pm). Open on weekdays only during Winter months (check website for weekend opening dates).
Disabled Access: Wheelchair can be borrowed from welcome lodge (if booked)
Toilets on Site: Yes (including accessible toilet)
Car/Coach Parking: Close by.
Guided Tours: Yes - booking required
Length of Visit: Allow 2 hours (tours typically 1.5 hours)
Booking Contact: University of Bristol Botanic Garden, Stoke Park Road Stoke Bishop, Bristol, BS9 1JG
Tel: +44 0117 428 2041
Guided Tours for groups can be booked 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.
Updated: April 2022