Visitor Information

Admission Prices for 2014


Adult Day Ticket

Concessionary Day Ticket* £3.00
Children in full-time education accompanied
by an adult family member
Registered disabled and carer Free
Oxford and Oxford Brookes students and staff Free
Friends of OBGHA, Kew, Edinburgh, Wales, Ness and Birmingham Botanic Gardens Free
Annual Pass (valid for 1 year from date of purchase) £15.50
Concessionary Annual Pass* £13.00

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

Plan your Visit: Two sites, one ticket

The day ticket you buy at the Botanic Garden is also valid for entry at the Harcourt Arboretum. If you plan your day carefully, then you will have time to visit both sites for the same price as visiting one. For our opening hours, and last admission times, see the side panel. Please note that a day ticket can only be used on the day of purchase.

Access and Facilities

The Glasshouses are usually open from 10am each day.

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.