Oxford Botanic Garden

Friday 27 May 2016

A couple of weekends ago, I finally got to pay a proper visit to Oxford. I'd had a quick visit back before Christmas with the group from my Masters programme, but with a day packed full of illuminated manuscripts and early printed books we didn't have much time for wandering, or my favourite pastime - museums! Luckily, my mum recently arrived home from two months working for the Durrell Wildlife Foundation, and is back working at Oxford University. So I grabbed my camera and hopped on the Oxford Tube.

Our first stop of the weekend was the Oxford Botanic Garden, and thankfully we had the perfect weather for it (though there's plenty of indoor spaces in the greenhouses if it's raining). Everything was fit to burst with flowers: forget-me-nots, tulips, cherry and apple blossom, and a whole host of cacti and succulents. It's actually the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain, founded in 1621, and it has thousands of different plant species. It's such a lovely place to spend an afternoon, and for anyone who likes to take photographs there's plenty of material!


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