The Botanic Garden was founded in 1621. Its mission is to share the scientific wonder and importance of plants with the world. Over the past four centuries the Garden has been committed to educating as many people as possible about the importance of plants, to help conserve plants around the world, and to support teaching and research within 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.


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Family in the Garden (Wallman Lo Res)


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Thistle in the Merton Border with Bee


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