Posted by: Debra Kolkka | June 13, 2019

Oxford Botanical Garden

The weather in Oxford has been awful. It is raining and cold. In a brief break from the rain we visited the beautiful Botanical Garden, the oldest in Great Britain and one of the oldest in the world.

The garden was founded in 1621 to grow plants for medical research. Today it contains 6,000 different plant species on 1.8 hectares of land.

The garden is well laid out.

There are lovely paths and walls dividing the garden.

Of course there are gorgeous flowers.

I like these baskets to protect new plants.

Anyone for cricket? Just next door.

…or punting on the canal?

Oxford appears between the trees occasionally.

We left just as the rain returned. I love visiting gardens, it is excellent inspiration for Casa Debbio.


  1. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

    • It is a beautiful garden, I am pleased the rain held off.

  2. Such a beautiful garden even in the inclement weather.

    • The grey skies didn’t bother us. At least it didn’t rain until we were leaving.

  3. Very beautiful – great to see – thanks for sharing.

    • It is a delightful garden.

  4. Very British and pastoral

    • I like English gardens. I love the flowers.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous!

  6. I would love to tour English gardens like Monk Wood or Sissinghurst. I like those basket cloches too, they’re very expensive to buy. Lovely photos, Deb.

  7. If it’s any consolation the weather in Sydney right now is very dreary too! Beautiful blooms 🙂

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