Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum

Oxford Botanic Garden is the UK's oldest botanic garden. Founded in 1621, the Garden is committed to educating people about the importance of plants, conserving plants from around the world, and supporting research and teaching within the University and beyond. 

Harcourt Arboretum was acquired by the University of Oxford in 1947 and has been part of Oxford Botanic Garden since 1963. It contains the finest collection of trees in Oxfordshire, including some of the world's rarest species, set within 130 acres of historic Picturesque landscape. 

Together the Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum are an incredible resource for research, education, conservation and inspiration for a new generation of botanists.

Director: Professor Simon Hiscock


Tractor at Harcourt Arboretum


Danby Gate at Botanic Garden


Stacked nepenthes flower