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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

United Kingdom - Cambridge

Institution Code: CGG

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

Main Address:
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
1 Brookside
cb2 1je United Kingdom

Telephone: 44 (0)1223 336265
Fax: 44 (0)1223 336278
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Beverley Glover
    Curator's Name: Dr. T. Upson
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Mr. Peter Atkinson
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number:
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 16 Hectares
    Latitude: 52.194368
    Longitude: 0.126369
    Annual Rainfall: 557 mm
    Altitude: 10.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: N
    Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: Y
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 150000
    Number of Volunteers: 122

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 16000
  • Special Collections:Betula, Carex, Epheda, Quercus, Viburnum, Sorbus, Tilia, Alchemilla, Bergenia, Fritillaria, Geranium, Lonicera, Ribes, Ruscus, Saxifraga, Prunus, Rosmarinus, Lavandula, Tulipa. Winter flowering hardy plants, geographically arranged rock garden, chronological display of British garden plants, British ecological collection.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Courses for School Children: Y
    Courses for General Public: Y