Opening times

(Christmas closure; The Garden will be closed from Friday 22nd December, reopening on Wednesday 3rd January at 10am.)

The Botanic Garden is open from 10 am until 4.30 pm (except during weekends in November, February and March when opening times change to 10:30 until 3pm) 

  • The Garden is open Monday to Friday and closed at weekends from December until the end of January.
  • From February until the end of November the Garden is open for seven days a week including bank holidays.

About the Garden

The first new University Botanic Garden to be created in the United Kingdom for nearly forty years.

Entry price

  • Adults: £5.50 (Gift Aid payment)* or £5.00 (non - Gift Aid payment). Please note; the Garden has no card machine at present, so until further notice all transactions will be with cash or cheque.
  • Friends of the Garden; free
  • Children under-18: free
  • University of Bristol students and staff (including retired): free
Please note; the entrance charge could change for an event. 

          *The adult gate entry fee of £5.50 includes a 50p voluntary donation which UK taxpayers' can pay, allowing the                             Botanic Garden to benefit from a 25% refund of tax from the government on each adult ticket. This means that a                         £5.50 entry fee provides a boost to our funds of an additional £1.38 at no additional cost to yourself.  

            If you are not a UK taxpayer, or do not wish to make this voluntary donation, then please let the Welcome Lodge                         volunteers know so you pay the non gift aid entry fee of £5.00 per adult.