As the first botanic garden in the UK (founded in 1621), at the UK’s oldest University, Oxford Botanic Garden occupies a world-class position in terms of its history and academic location. Harcourt Arboretum (acquired by the University in 1947), a 15 minute drive from Oxford, contains some of the finest conifer collections in the UK set within 130 acres of historic Picturesque landscape. Together, the Garden and Arboretum are an incredible resource for research, education, conservation and inspiration for a new generation of botanists.
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To guarantee entry to the Arboretum we recommend you book your time slot in advance (for exceptions see our FAQs)
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Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum and The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD) invite you to an evening all about the wonders of gin. Join a special virtual tour of the gin botanicals at the Garden followed by an exclusive gin tasting session with the gin creators themselves all from the comfort of your own home.
As part of our 400th anniversary celebrations, which will take place in 2021, we plan to collect and grow over 400 trees from seed within and around Oxford. To achieve this goal, we need your help!
Home to a range of careful curated, bespoke, botanically-inspired products, many of which are sold exclusively at the Botanic Garden Boutique and Harcourt Arboretum.