Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

  • Autumn colour at the Botanic Garden
    Autumn colour at the Botanic Garden

The Cambridge University Botanic Garden holds a plant collection of over 8000 plant species from all over the world to facilitate teaching and research. The Garden provides resources including plant material, horticultural expertise and facilities to research workers and lecturers.

Donations help the Garden to run our education outreach programmes, to maintain our stunning landscapes and to support world-class plant science research.

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Garden Development Fund

2021 marked 175 years of the Botanic Garden on its current site. But what is Cambridge University Botanic Garden going to look like in the future?

We are planning some exciting projects, including a new Ticket Office at our Station Road entrance, transforming the ground floor of Cory Lodge into an exhibition area to display objects from the Garden’s Herbarium and Archive and the re-modelling the Eastern half of the Garden. If you would like to help us to develop the Garden so that we continue to offer a fantastic visitor experience, support world-class plant science research and conservation, and tell as many people as possible about the amazing world of plants, please consider donating to the Garden Development Fund.

Give to the Garden Development Fund


Giving in Memory

Making a donation in memory of a friend or relative who enjoyed the Garden is a lovely way to remember them. To make this as easy as possible, we have established the Giving in Memory Fund. This fund supports Garden projects such as landscaping, new plantings and education. For more information, please visit the Botanic Garden’s website.

Give in Memory

If you are a UK taxpayer we may be able to claim Gift Aid on your donation, increasing your gift by 25p for each £1 given, please fill out the Gift Aid information when you donate online.


To learn more about supporting the Botanic Garden please contact:

Anna Patterson Lee

Head of Development and Communications, Botanic Garden

+44 (0)1223 336283

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Cambridge’s collections have multiple lives, embracing public and private histories, personal and scientific interest and the past and the present.

The Department of Plant Sciences carries out high-quality discovery science which contributes to tackling fundamental challenges in global food security, growing a sustainable bioeconomy, and protecting the environment.