Visitor Information

Admission Prices for 2014


Adult Day Ticket

Concessionary Day Ticket* £3.30 with ID
Children 16 and under accompanied
by an adult family member
Registered disabled and carer Free
Oxford and Oxford Brookes students and staff Free with ID
Friends of OBGHA, Kew, Edinburgh, Wales, Ness and Birmingham Botanic Gardens Free with membership card
Annual Pass (valid for 1 year from date of purchase) £17.95
Concessionary Annual Pass* £14.30

The annual pass is valid for entry to both the Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum

*Concessions include senior citizens, unemployed, University of Oxford Alumni, non-Oxford students

Group bookings: Groups accepted with prior booking. Please call 01865 286690.

No dogs except registered disability assistance dogs

Planning Your Visit

The Glasshouses - During spring the glasshouses are undergoing a programme of restoration. The Conservatory and the Palm House are open but all other glasshouses will be closed.


The Fernery is being re-soiled and replanted with new ferns added to the collections. The Lily pond has developed a significant leak and is being repaired. The heating will also be repaired so the water can be maintained at a constant temperature. The giant waterlily Victoria cruziana will return to the pond in late spring. 

The Carnivorous House is being re-soiled and replanted with new plants added to the collections. 

The Alpine House, The Fernery, Lily House, Carnivorous House and the Arid House will reopen on Saturday 21st March.

Access and Facilities

As there are no refreshment facilities available at the Botanic Garden our visitors are very welcome to bring a picnic with them. 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.  The Botanic Garden (including the glasshouses) is fully wheelchair accessible. There is also a wheelchair available to borrow. Please call ahead to the ticket office (01865 610300) to reserve the wheelchair.


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, or the temporary car park further along the Marston Road (70 spaces, OX3 0EE), about 10 minutes' walk. 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. The nearest disabled parking is on Merton Street and the High Street. 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.


Please note - in the event of severe weather conditons the Botanic Garden may close to visitors at short notice.

We encourage all our visitors to take responsibility for their own waste. We do not provide waste bins at the Botanic Garden.

We will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.