What's on this Christmas
The Garden is open every day, 10am – 4pm (please note Christmas closure dates below).
🎄 If you are planning to visit before Christmas, you can enjoy the fun surprises around the Garden that are part of the Magic and Mayhem installation.
🎄 Current botanical highlights include the bright colours, winter fragrances and textural bark on show in the Winter Garden, or you can explore the fragile alpine beauties, succulents and tropical delights in the warmth of our Glasshouse Range.
🎄 Enjoy our family activity self-led crazy cone caper trail and turn detective to solve the crime of the nibbled pine cones. The trail is free (standard admission charges apply for accompanying adults) and can be collected from our Gates.
🎄 Free tours – enjoy a free-of-charge Garden tour with one of our expert guides. Taking in the Garden’s winter highlights, these Free Drop-in Winter Interest Tours start at 2pm on Sundays throughout January and February.
Visit the What’s On pages to find out what else is on offer and see the menu at the bottom of the page for more ideas.
We hope you’ll feel refreshed and inspired, even on the gloomiest of winter days!
🎄 Give the Gift of Friendship and help the Garden grow – A gift of Garden membership gives someone you care for free access to 40 acres of landscaped gardens in the centre of Cambridge, plus the unique benefits and privileges of being a Friend.
(Please note that if you would like to be able to give an actual membership card on Christmas Day, your application form must be sent in by 8 December – if you are happy giving a receipt, with the card to follow later, you can apply up until Christmas Eve itself!)
🎄 Give someone a welcome break – You can gift someone a free visit to the Garden with a Gift Admission voucher. To purchase Gift Admission tickets, please call CUBG Enquiries on 01223 336265, or visit one of our Ticket Offices.
(Please note that to ensure that they get to you before Christmas, the final date to purchase these vouchers by phone is 17 December.)
🎄 Give the gift of knowledge – Choose from a range of courses and workshops exploring botanical craft, art, history and gardening (available to purchase from December).
🎄 Give a thoughtful botanical gift – Visit the Garden Shop, or curatingcambridge for unique gifts inspired by the Botanic Garden – from stationery to jigsaw puzzles, fashion accessories to our Curator’s Gin – made using a blend of botanicals from the Garden.
🎄 Give exclusive access to the Garden – Give someone who loves the Garden membership of the Garden’s patrons scheme – the Henslow Circle – which gives members exclusive behind-the-scenes events and benefits. Or, purchase a Bespoke Tour, led by a member of our senior team and tailored around your specific interests.
We are closed from Thursday 23 December 2021, 4pm and re-open Sunday 2 January 2022, 10am.
The Garden Café will be open until 3.30pm, the shop until 3.45pm on the 23rd December. Both will re-open on 2nd January 2022.
We wish all our Friends and Visitors a very Happy Christmas!