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University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Coordinates: 51°45′02″N 1°14′54″W / 51.75056°N 1.24833°W / 51.75056; -1.24833
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University of Oxford Botanic Garden & Harcourt Arboretum
View outside the Walled Garden with Magdalen Tower in the background
TypeBotanic Garden
LocationHigh Street, Oxford, England
Coordinates51°45′02″N 1°14′54″W / 51.75056°N 1.24833°W / 51.75056; -1.24833
Area1.8 hectares (18,000 m2)
Created1621; 403 years ago (1621)[1]
Operated byUniversity of Oxford
Visitors211,573 (2019)[2]
StatusOpen all year

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain. It is one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world.

The garden was founded in 1621 as a physic garden growing plants for medicines. Today it has over 5,000 plant species on 1.8 hectares (4+12 acres).

It is one of the most diverse but compact collections of plants in the world. It has over 90% of the higher plant families.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum – Celebrating 400 years". University of Oxford Botanic Garden. Archived from the original on 24 August 2021. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  2. "ALVA - Association of Leading Visitor Attractions". www.alva.org.uk. Retrieved 9 November 2020.