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.

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.

Join our team!

The Botanic Garden is currently recruiting for two Administrative Officers to join the team. Visit the University jobs page for more information on the roles and how to apply. Click 'Search and apply for jobs' and then select the department 'Botanic Garden'. Applications must be made through the University jobs page by 12 noon on Monday 15 August 2016.

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Taxus baccata, English yew
The 25th July 2021 marks 400 years of botanical research and teaching by the University of Oxford.