Planning your visit

Access and Facilities

Visitors are very welcome to bring a picnic with them, and there are many benches to use while you are eating. Toilet facilities including an adapted toilet and baby change are available from March to October 7 days a week, but only on weekends during the winter unless by prior arrangement. 

Due to ongoing works between the 10th July – 18th August there will be no public access to our Conservatory. 

Additionally, our public toilets will be replaced by temporary toilets during the following periods: 

Tuesday 11th – Friday 14th July,

Monday 17th – Tuesday 18th July, 

Wednesday 9th – Friday 11 August, 2017.

Please note that during the period 10th July – 18th August use of our accessible toilet (including baby changing) will only be possible by request to our ticket office staff. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause during your visit, and thank visitors for their patience while we undertake this important work to maintain the historic buildings and walls within Oxford Botanic Garden. 

If you have any queries ahead of your visit, please contact us at

The Botanic Garden (including the glasshouses) is fully wheelchair accessible. Please note - we do not currently have a wheel chair available for public use.

Detailed access information is available here.


Travel Information

There is no public car parking available at the Botanic Garden. The nearest public car park is the St Clement's car park (currently around 30 spaces, OX4 1AB) which is 5 minutes' walk from the Garden. The nearest disabled parking is on Merton Street and the High Street.

There are 5 Park and Ride sites around the city and we encourage visitors to use these. The nearest bus stops are on St Clement's or at Queen's Lane.  Coaches and mini-buses can drop groups off on Magdalen Bridge which is directly adjacent to the Garden.

The Garden is a 20-minute walk from the train station.



The Garden does not allow dogs in the grounds except for registered disability dogs.



Due to the horticultural maintenance required throughout the year it is sometimes necessary to close the Glasshouses. Please do contact the Botanic Garden ahead of your visit if your require any further information (01865 286690).


Severe Weather

In the event of severe weather conditions the Botanic Garden may close to visitors at short notice.  Please check the website before your visit for details of any closures.