The Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest in the country and situated a short walk from the city centre. The hot-houses and gardens are home to over 6000 species of plants and are surrounded by Oxford’s Historic beauty. Whether you are a plant-enthusiast or just want somewhere peaceful to sit or picnic, the gardens are a perfect haven. Also, as any Phillip Pullman fans will know, the Botanic Gardens are also the home of Lyra’s bench. Our Cafe is situated nearby, so why not call in for something delicious to make up a picnic?