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University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Exciting contemporary botanic garden with organic flowing network of paths which lead visitors through collections of Mediterranean flora, rare native, useful plants (incl European and Chinese herbs) and those that illustrate plant evolution. Large floral displays illustrating pollination/flowering plant evolution. Glasshouses, home to giant Amazon waterlily, tropical fruit and medicine plants, orchids, cacti and unique sacred lotus collection. Open at other times by arrangement.
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    Exciting contemporary Botanic Garden with collections of: Mediterranean flora set out in a large rock garden, threatened rare native plants many unique to the Avon Gorge are grown as a conservation resource. A large collection of useful plants includes a seasonal display of vegetables and two large herb collections, Western Herbs and traditional Chinese Medicinal Herbs, (the most comprehensive collection in Europe). A large sunken dell displays the evolution of plants on land in the form of a 500 million year old time line, while in the centre of the garden a large display illustrates the evolution of flowering plant families inferred from comparisons of their DNA sequences. A large pollination display is full of flower in summer with examples of key pollinators for each group of plants. Glasshouses are home to Giant Amazon Waterlily, tropical fruit and medicine plants, orchids, carnivorous plants, cacti and a unique sacred lotus collection.

Features and Attractions

Special tours of garden throughout day A science exhibit hosted by PhD students from the School of Biological Sciences explains some of the pioneering work being undertaken into how insect pollinators select flowers and how flowers use a variety of features to attract pollinators.

For other opening times and information, please phone, email or visit garden website.

University of Bristol Botanic Garden- Canceled

Refreshments:

On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

Admission by donation

Admission:
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  • Concessions:
  • Child:

On this day, this garden opens as part of .

Admission also gets you entry to this garden in the area:

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening

This garden also makes a donation to University of Bristol Botanic Garden.

Owner Information

University of Bristol Botanic Garden
0117 4282041
botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/Botanic-Garden

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How to find us

University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Stoke Park Road
Stoke Bishop
Bristol
BS9 1JG

¼m W of Durdham Downs.
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    Located in Stoke Bishop next to Durdham Downs 1m from city centre. After crossing the Downs to Stoke Hill, Stoke Park Rd is first on R.
Accessibility information

Wheelchair available to borrow from Welcome Lodge. Wheelchair friendly route through garden available upon request, also accessible WC.

More about University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Exciting contemporary Botanic Garden with collections of: Mediterranean flora set out in a large rock garden, threatened rare native plants many unique to the Avon Gorge are grown as a conservation resource. A large collection of useful plants includes a seasonal display of vegetables and two large herb collections, Western Herbs and traditional Chinese Medicinal Herbs, (the most comprehensive collection in Europe). A large sunken dell displays the evolution of plants on land in the form of a 500 million year old time line, while in the centre of the garden a large display illustrates the evolution of flowering plant families inferred from comparisons of their DNA sequences. A large pollination display is full of flower in summer with examples of key pollinators for each group of plants. Glasshouses are home to Giant Amazon Waterlily, tropical fruit and medicine plants, orchids, carnivorous plants, cacti and a unique sacred lotus collection.

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