Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Rock Garden 3752

Cambridge, England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

Brief Description

The rock gardens contain a wide variety of plants from around the world which are grouped according to geographical locations and soil preference.


The rock gardens were designed and laid out between 1954 and 1957.

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Detailed Description

The rock gardens are composed of two separate rock gardens, one of limestone and the other of sandstone, both of which overlook the lake. Plantings in the limestone garden include plants from all over the world, and they are grouped according to their country of origin. The sandstone garden contains plants that do not grow well in lime soil. Acidic humus is regularly added to the soil so that the plants flourish.

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  • Lake
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Detailed History

The rock garden was built between 1954 and 1957.