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The Plant House University Botanic Garden

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

History of Cambridge Botanic Garden

General information about the Cambridge University Botanic Garden can be found on Wikipedia.

The Garden’s own web site is:

http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/Botanic/Home.aspx

An unusual feature is The Brick Tree. This is a pear tree which after a storm in the 1960s was filled up with tar-covered bricks to stop the tree from rotting. (See 111  Places in Cambridge You Shouldn’t Miss  p.38).

22/7/1922: The prospect of a serious deficiency at the Botanic Garden is almost a certainty; it is expected to be about £1,362. A suggestion has been made that the public should be charged a small fee for admission, but there is a natural objection to adopting this course, the garden having been open so long and so extensively used by the public. A suggested alternative is that the garden should close at 5.30. A further proposal is that the principal greenhouses should be closed and their contents sold. Something will have to be done. The Garden practically ranks as a public park. We are in danger of losing that park (Cambridge Press)

 

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