Cambridge University Botanic Garden

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United Kingdom - Cambridge

Institution Code: CGG

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

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: Professor Beverley Glover
    Curator's Name: Dr. S. Brockington
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Mr. Peter Atkinson
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 19
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1846
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 16 Hectares
    Latitude: 52.194368
    Longitude: 0.126369
    Annual Rainfall: 557 mm
    Altitude: 10.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 5000 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 150000
    Number of Volunteers: 122

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 16000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 9378
  • 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

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

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