Welcome to the Botanic Garden

Bee and Pollination festival

September 6th/7th the beekeepers, cidermakers, plant nurseries and more return to the garden!

The Garden

The 1.77 hectare garden is the first new University botanic garden to be built in the United Kingdom for nearly forty years.

Plant collections

The 1.77 hectare garden is home to 4,500 species arranged in four core collections, to provide a unique teaching, research and conservation resource.


The glasshouse represents a unique opportunity to cultivate plants from warmer climates and create a valuable teaching environment and visitor experience.


Friends of the Garden support the work and development of the Garden and enjoy a number of privileges including free access and tours of the Garden, a winter lecture programme and a quarterly newsletter.


The Garden is a valuable resource for undergraduate, adult and schools education offering bespoke tours and a range of courses to suit all.