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University of Bristol Botanic Garden
The Holmes
Stoke Park Road

Tel: 0117 42 82041

Find us _on FacebookWelcome to a beautiful garden filled with a huge diversity of plants, including many exotic species set in inspirational displays against the backdrop of a striking Victorian Follow us _on Twitterhouse. The University of Bristol Botanic Garden is the first new university botanic garden to be created in the United Kingdom for nearly forty years. The 1.77 hectare garden has been designed to tell stories about plant evolution and is home to four core plant collections:

  • Evolution
  • Mediterranean Climate Regions
  • Local Flora & Rare Native Plants
  • Useful Plants
These collections are planted in educational displays that convey the drama of plants in the wild, aspects of their evolutionary biology and immerse the visitor in the display, transporting them to many different habitats. The large glasshouses provide the right climatic conditions for many exotic plants including cacti, orchids, carnivorous plants and unique within Bristol the giant Amazon water lily and sacred lotus collection.

The garden is situated in Stoke Bishop, just a few hundred meters from the edge of Durdham Down and a short walk from Bristol zoo. We provide a teaching resource for plant sciences within the University of Bristol, a centre for adult education, a resource for local schools and a new cultural attraction for the city of Bristol.

 University of Bristol Botanic Garden


Opening times

The Garden is open Monday to Friday and closed at weekends from November until April.

From April until the end of October the Garden is open for seven days a week including bank holidays


The Garden is largely accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters with a designated path leading around the Garden and glasshouses. Disabled toilet facilities are available on site.

University of Bristol Botanic Garden 
University of Bristol Botanic Garden