Visit the Garden

Visit inspiring herbaceous borders, glasshouses that take you around the world, or simply relax in the UK’s oldest botanic garden.
With nearly 6,000 different types of plant, the Garden is a year-round oasis of biodiversity, right in the heart of the city.





Opening hours

The Walled Garden in Winter

November to February

Daily, 9am to 4pm

(Last admission 3.15pm)
Please note: The Garden will be closed on 25th and 26th of December.

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March and April

Daily, 9am to 5pm

(Last admission 4.15pm)


May to August

Daily, 9am to 6pm

(Last admission 5.15pm)

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September and October

Daily, 9am to 5pm

(Last admission 4.15pm)

What's here?

The Lily House

Looking Good Now

Admissions charges

Adult: £5.45

Adult + Gift Aid: £6.00

Children under 16: Free*

*must be accompanied by a paying family member

Buy online now

(valid for 1 year from date of purchase): £20.00, or £16.50 for concessions. 

You could also consider becoming a Friend of the Botanical Garden for unlimited entry to here and 12 other botanical gardens across the country for £35 a year. 

Friends of the Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum, Kew, Edinburgh, Wales, Ness and Birmingham Botanic Gardens may enter for free with their membership card. 

Concessions include senior citizens (over 65), unemployed, University of Oxford Alumni, non-Oxford students. Proof of concessionary status is required at the point of purchase.

Concessionary Day Ticket: £4.00

(with Gift Aid): £4.50

Registered disabled and carer: Free

Plants for everyone

Storytelling at the Garden


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School visits

Herbaceous Border (Wallman Lo Res)

Group visits

Tour Group

Guided tours

How to get here

Get directions
By car
By public transport


Rose Lane


01865 286 690


Please note that there is no parking onsite. 


Access and facilities

During the summer months, a pop-up café with a covered seating area is available for visitors to purchase hot and cold drinks, as well as a selection of cakes and ice cream. Visitors are very welcome to bring picnics with them; there are plenty of benches. Oxford city centre also has a wide range of cafés and resturants less than ten minutes' walk from the Garden. Toilet facilities, including an adapted toilet and baby changing, are available March to November every day, but only on weekends during the winter unless by prior arrangement. 

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

Wheelchair accessibility

The Botanic Garden (including the glasshouses) is fully wheelchair accessible. We have a wheelchair available for public use: please note this must be booked in advance at our Ticket Office (telephone 01865 610 300).

Detailed access information is available here. A parking map for people with disabilities can be found here.

Dogs are not permitted at the Botanic Garden, with the exception of registered assistance dogs (these may be required to wear an indentification coat or marker on their lead or harness).


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