Visit Oxford Botanic Garden

Booking information

We strongly recommend that you pre-book a time slot online before visiting the Garden, especially during weekends and holidays when we are busier and entry is not guaranteed. Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferrable; we cannot amend these over the phone, so please take care when selecting the day and time.

Glasshouse closures

Please be aware that the Lower Range Glasshouses (Rainforest House and Arid House) will be closed between Monday 17th January - Monday 21st February due to essential maintenance taking place. Our Upper Range Glasshouses (which includes our Carnivorous Plant House, Water Lily House, Cloud Forest House and Plants from High Places), and our Conservatory are open with one way systems in place.

Recent changes to our guidance and Covid-19 measures:

  • We have a one-way system in place in our Water Lily House.
  • Face coverings are strongly encouraged inside our glasshouses.
  • Face coverings must be worn in the Welcome Centre and shop.

Further information is available on our visiting during coronavirus page.


Facilities and access


The Botanic Garden Boutique is open. Our best-sellers are still available for you to click and collect from the Botanic Garden.


The toilets, accessible toilets, and changing facilities are open at the Botanic Garden. There are additional cleaning and social distancing measures in place to ensure our staff’s and our visitors’ safety. This is subject to change.


We welcome all visitors, including those with disabilities, their carers, family members and friends to enjoy the Garden.

The Botanic Garden 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 identification coat or marker on their lead or harness).

Food and Drink

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 restaurants less than a ten minutes' walk from the Garden.

Jericho Coffee Traders

During the summer months, a pop-up café is available for visitors to purchase hot and cold drinks, as well as a selection of cakes and ice cream. Jericho Coffee Traders serve delicious coffees, teas, cakes and ice cream. Hot drinks include a full range of coffee and teas as well as hot chocolate and chai lattes. Ice creams on offer include strawberry, chocolate, Daim bar crunch, and mango sorbet, and they sell cakes ranging from frangipane, brownie and flapjack. You can find them at the Botanic Garden, near the River Cherwell. Click here to visit their home page.


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

good to go england

We have been awarded "we're good to go" status for our safety measures.