Marble Surface

2012

Cambridge University Botanical Gardens

The Garden is about half a mile south of the city centre and just off Trumpington Road.At the entrance we were all given a comprehensive map of the layout, which made choosing which individual gardens to visit and in general getting around relatively easy. The site covers 40 acres and contains over 8,000 species that are the living plant collection of the University of Cambridge. It is beautifully landscaped and has been developed by generations of expert gardeners. The weather was good for photography: bright and sunny for the most part, although it was overcast by mid afternoon.

It is not possible to list all of the different kinds of gardens, but the most popular for photography were the Rock Garden, the Bog Garden and surrounding pool, the Terrace Garden, the Rose Garden and the Glasshouse Range.

There were nine of us and we met up in the newly furnished cafe/restaurant for coffee, lunch and a cup of tea to exchange notes. It was a good day out.

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Astibe
Astibe
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Bee feeding
Bee feeding
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Well Protected
Well Protected
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Beehive
Beehive
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Fanning Out
Fanning Out
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Looking Up
Looking Up
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Prickly Stem
Prickly Stem
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Seeking The Sun
Seeking The Sun
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Foxgloves
Foxgloves
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Palm tree
Palm tree
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Pond detail
Pond detail
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Swamp cypress
Swamp cypress
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Water detail
Water detail
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Water plants
Water plants
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