We look forward to welcoming you to the Garden this spring.
As well as the seasonal plants and displays, we also have some events that we hope you will enjoy. Please note that all of the below activities are free and included with Garden admission.
International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition, 15 March - 3 May
Enjoy this outdoor display of stunning photographs, located near the Grass Maze. This year, the exhibition will feature a selection of highly-placed winning photographs from the 16th IGPOTY competition, including images from the ‘The Colours of Cambridge University Botanic Garden’ competition, run in partnership with IGPOTY.
The Enchanted Egg Trail, 1-16 April
Can you crack the code of the enchanted egg and claim your Easter prize?
The secrets of the enchanted egg are hidden in the plants and places around the Garden. To join in the fun, pick up a free trail booklet on your way into the Garden and set off on a springtime adventure.
Outdoor fun for all ages!
Free Drop-in Weekend Tours
Enjoy a free-of-charge Garden tour with one of our expert guides, taking in the seasonal highlights of the Garden.
- Tours are free-of-charge but normal Garden admission charges apply
- Visitors wishing to join a tour should sign up at the Brookside ticket office on arrival
- Places are allocated on a first-come basis and numbers are limited
- Not recommended for children under 12 years
- Tours are run by volunteer guides and subject to guide availability
Science on Sundays, monthly March - July
Science on Sundays is a programme of free, informal, monthly science talks taking place from March to July, bringing the latest discoveries in plant science, as well as research linked to the plant collection at the Garden, to our visitors in a 30 minute nutshell.
See the full programme of talks.
Or simply wander around the Garden at leisure and enjoy the seasonal flowering highlights: the narcissus and cherry blossom to name two. In the warmth of the Glasshouses, the extraordinary jade vine is expected to be in flower, and admire the colourful national collection of tulips and the mountain perennials, all bursting into bloom in the Alpine House.