Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Dry Garden 3755

Cambridge, England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

Brief Description

The primary attraction of the dry garden is that it is never artificially watered. Plantings include rosemary, bearded irises, sea hollies and ivies.


The dry garden was created as an education and investigative experiment in 1997.

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Detailed Description

The planting includes plants and shrubs from drier climates and relies on rainfall as the only source of water. Plantings include sea hollies, ivies, bearded irises, rosemary and various grasses.
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Detailed History

A dry garden created and planted in 1997, in collaboration with the Cambridge Water Company, to investigate and provide education on the reduction of water in a typical Cambridge garden.


  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust