How to find us

University of Bristol Botanic Garden

The Holmes
Stoke Park Road
Stoke Bishop

Google map

You can view the Botanic Garden's location and get directions using the University's Google precinct map.

By car

From the city centre

Travel to the top of Whiteladies Road and from the traffic lights on Blackboy Hill proceed across the Downs (with the Water Tower on your right). Continue across the next traffic light and Stoke Park Road is the first main turning on the right off Stoke Hill.

From the M5

Exit at junction 17 (Cribbs Causeway) and take the A4018 following signs for City Centre and Zoo until you reach the Downs. Turn last exit at first roundabout on Downs (White Tree Roundabout) in the direction of Shirehampton. Proceed down Parry’s Lane then first left into Saville Road to Stoke Hill. See above.


Please note, parking is extremely limited at the Garden so we strongly advise that you park on Stoke Park Road and around the Downs (5 hours free parking). Blue Badge holders and those with restricted mobility may park in walled garden car park.

By public transport

  • Bristol Insight open-top bus: stop number six (Ladies Mile), see their timetable for further information.
  • Bus from Bristol city centre: take bus number four to Stoke Bishop, alight at top of Stoke Hill (ask for the war memorial in Stoke Hill on the edge of the Downs). You will see our brown sign at the entrance of Stoke Park Road.
  • Bus from railway station (Temple Meads) take number one or two, alight at White Tree Roundabout and walk along Saville Road to Stoke Hill.

Proceed down the hill and take first right into Stoke Park Road and entrance is 200 metres on the right.

About the Garden

The first new university botanic garden to be created in the United Kingdom for nearly forty years.