Last day: 23 December
Closed: 24 December 2021 - 1 January 2022
Reopening: 2 January 2022
Please Note: The Botanic Garden operates seasonal opening times
January, November & December
Monday – Sunday 10.00 AM - 04.00 PM
February, March & October
Monday – Sunday 10.00 AM - 05.00 PM
April - September
Monday – Sunday 10.00 AM - 06.00 PM
The Botanic Garden is open every day throughout the year except for Christmas closure, 24 December to 1 January (inclusive).
Last paid admission is 30 minutes before closing time. The Glasshouses and Café close 30 minutes before the Garden; and the Botanic Garden Shop closes 15 minutes before the Garden.
The Botanic Garden is a 15-minute walk from Cambridge city centre and 5 minutes from Cambridge train station, with entrances on Trumpington Road (Brookside Gate) and Hills Road (Station Road Gate).
Brookside Gate is fitted with a low-level counter.
Path surfaces are mostly gravel and there are large stretches of lawn with sloped paving ramps to allow access.
There are benches at regular intervals around the Garden and wheelchair accessible picnic tables in most of the picnic areas.
Electric scooters and manual wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge from both the Brookside and Station Road Gates.
There are accessible toilets behind the Glasshouses and at the Brookside Gate.
The Café and Glasshouse Range are fitted with automatic doors. Please note the Glasshouse Range is a heritage feature with narrow paths and corridors. The Tropics House has some bark paths that are not suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
The Garden is quiet and peaceful, but it can get busy during the school holidays.
Registered guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Botanic Garden.
There is no public car park at the Garden. There is limited pay and display parking on nearby Trumpington Road and Bateman Street. See Cambridge City Council’s for car park information.
Taxi, car or minibus drop off can take place at Brookside Gate. Please note there is no easy place to park or drop off at the Station Road Gate.