The Walled Garden


Visit inspiring herbaceous borders, glasshouses that take you around the World or simply relax in the oldest Botanic Garden in Britain. The Botanic Garden is the most compact, yet diverse collection of plants in the World right in the heart of the city centre and is open throughout the year for you to visit and enjoy.



The Arboretum is closed due to the forecast of high winds - apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Please keep an eye on this website for details of when the arboretum re-opens.

Botanic Garden closed due to high winds

Apologies, the Botanic Garden is closed today, Monday 8th February due to high winds. Please consult the web site for re-opening details.


We are currently advertising for a Horticultural Traineeship.  If you are interested in applying please click here for more information about the post and how to apply.  If you are interested in our training programme, then please visit Horticultural trainee programme for further information.


The Botanic Garden was founded in 1621 with a mission "To promote the furtherance of learning and to glorify nature". In the almost 400 years since then, although many people and plants have been involved in the history of the Garden we continue to educate as many people as possible about the importance of plants, to help conserve plants around the world and to support teaching and research at the University and beyond.