Wordless Wednesday – A glimpse of Cambridge Botanics (August 2021)


The replanted Bateman Street Entrance to Cambridge Botanical Gardens. A full spectrum of colour! Perhaps that fencing is diffracting the light to create rainbows?


Cool pools at the base of the gunnera on an otherwise hot day


Sparkling forms and explosions in the Dry Meadow garden


Flickering leaves and wavering shadows cross a path under the Old Pinetum trees


Echinops, pulling in the punters, in the strangely underwhelming Systematic Beds


View from the woodland garden, through the willows, across the lake. Yes, there’s a bit of autumnal colour appearing in the leaves already.


A visit wouldn’t be complete without a pause to sink into the dreamy atmosphere beneath the twisting limbs of the Cork Oaks (eastern end of the glasshouse range).

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11 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – A glimpse of Cambridge Botanics (August 2021)

  1. Cathy says:

    It looks magical there, and so peaceful. Beautiful photos of the trees. It is looking autumnal here too.

  2. shoreacres says:

    My favorite view is the one through the willows. It looks cool and refreshing, and quite appealing. We’re still so hot, and will be for a few more typical weeks. It’s the season when I least enjoy working outdoors, and spend every day hoping for clouds.

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    I love the mix of color at the entrance garden and the view of the lake through with willows is so nice!

  4. Tina says:

    Oh, these are all such lovely photos! It must be such a great place to visit, year round.

  5. Chloris says:

    Lovely pictures. I haven’t been for ages.

    • Thx. It has changed quite a lot due to tree losses in a number of areas and re-design of gardens like the Systematics and Winter garden, but it’s always a bit of a sanctuary for me. Happily, the glasshouse range is finally open again, but I understand that quite a few plants have suffered due to the long term shading from scaffolding etc.

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