The Garden is open every day 10am – 4pm (please note Christmas closure will be from 4pm Saturday 23 December until 10am Tuesday 2 January 2024).
What's on this winter at the Botanic Garden?
❄️Cambridge Botanic Lights: Immerse yourself in some seasonal sparkle and explore the magic of the Garden after dark with family and friends – from twinkling trees to dynamic displays, tasty treats and winter warmers. Discover dates and book tickets.
❄️Families can get festive at our free Christmas Craft Family Saturday – 2 December. Learn about the history of the Christmas tree and make some Christmas crafts to take home. This is a drop-in activity, normal Garden admission applies for accompanying adults.
❄️Take a free Sunday Garden highlights tour with one of our expert guides.
Looking for inspiration for gift giving?
❄️Give the Gift of Friendship: Friends membership of CUBG gives year‐round access to over 40 acres of beautiful gardens plus exclusive events, tours and updates from the Garden (for guaranteed delivery before Christmas please make sure your application is received by 10 December).
❄️Give someone an (s)elf-care treat: gift someone a free visit to the Garden with a Gift Admission voucher (please note the final date to purchase these vouchers by phone is 14 December).
❄️Give the Gift of Knowledge: lifelong learners will love our adult courses and workshops – from plant identification to garden history, print making and photography – there is something for everyone.
❄️Give a Tree-mendous Present: sponsor one of the Garden’s stunning trees for someone special – a unique way to make a part of the Garden your own. Find out more by visiting our Sponsor a Tree page.
❄️Give a Garden Gift: browse in the Garden shop, or visit Curating Cambridge for unique gifts inspired by the Botanic Garden including our collaboration to create the Curator’s and Darwin Americas Herbarium gins (also available direct from the Cambridge Distillery).
Whats looking good in the Garden this winter?
❄️Enjoy the bright colours, winter scents and textural barks in our Winter Garden.
❄️Explore alpine, arid and tropical delights in the warmth of our Glasshouse Range.
Thank you for visiting and supporting Cambridge University Botanic Garden this year. For regular updates, follow us on social media @CUBotanicGarden.
We wish you a peaceful and happy Christmas and look forward to welcoming you back in 2024!