Getting to the Garden

The Botanic Garden occupies a 40-acre site less than a mile south of Cambridge City Centre, bordered by Trumpington Road (A1309) to the west and Hills Road (A1307) to the east.

The Garden has two entrances:

- Brookside Gate is located at the corner of Trumpington Road and Bateman Street (* please see below information on roadworks Jan-May 2017)

- Station Road Gate is located behind the War Memorial at the junction of Hills Road and Station Road.

Both Gates are open daily.
Trumpington Park & Ride delivers and collects near the Brookside GateTrumpington Park & Ride delivers and collects near the Brookside Gate
The Garden does not have any public car parking or coach parking. Groups arriving by coach are advised to download the coach parking map for Cambridge from the link left.

Trumpington Road roadworks
During highway works on Trumpington Road from January to end May 2017 there will be no parking available along Trumpington Road. However, there are a few pay and display bays on Bateman Street, 2 hour maximum stay, that operate every day (* please see 3-13 April below for temporary difficulties at the Bateman Street junction). Blue badge holders may park in these pay & display bays free of charge with no time limit.

3-13 April 2017
During current roadworks, until Thursday 13 April, the junction of Bateman Street and Trumpington Road, immediately in front of our Brookside Gate for visitor entry, is closed to traffic. Please access Bateman Street, for the parking bay, via Hills Road during this time. Vehicle exit from Bateman Street is possible via Brookside or Panton Street. The pavement and pedestrian access to our Brookside Gate from Trumpington Road remain open during these works.

Please allow extra time for your journey into Cambridge during the highway works. More information can be found on the Cambridge County Council website. See Useful Links on the left of this page.

If travelling by car, we advise you to use the Park and Ride services, see Useful Links on the left of this page. The Trumpington Park & Ride (off J11, M11, open daily) delivers and collects near our Brookside entrance. The Babraham Park & Ride, near the Gog Magog Golf Course, stops at the train station, from where it is a short walk up Station Road to the Station Road Gate.

There is a dedicated Bicycle Park for Garden visitors on Bateman Street, 65 metres from the Brookside Gate, and a further visitor Bicycle Park area at the Station Road Gate.