Opening times

From November the Garden will be open five days a week, Monday to Friday, 10am until dusk.

Please note, in the event of dangerous weather we will close at short notice for the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff.

Find us

University of Bristol Botanic Garden
The Holmes
Stoke Park Road
Stoke Bishop

Telephone: +44 (0) 117 42 82041

Map and travel information


The Garden is largely accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters with a designated path leading around the Garden and glasshouses. Disabled toilet facilities are available on site.

Only registered disability assistance dogs are permitted in the Garden.

Entry price

  • Adults - £9 (or £9.90 with gift aid), except on WEDNESDAY, which will be DAISY day.
  • Children under 18 - Free
  • Students from all institutions - Free
  • University of Bristol staff (including retired) and alumni - Free
  • Members of the Friends of the Botanic Garden - Free.
    (If you wish to join the Friends please click here, complete the forms and send to the Membership Secretary before making your booking as no refunds will be given for entry tickets purchased before joining.
  • Carers of visitors are free.

Bristol University strives to be a cashless institution, so please pay by card at the Welcome Lodge or pre-book a ticket. 

Book a full price ticket here.

Donate As It Suits You 'DAISY' day - every WEDNESDAY.

To maintain accessibility for everyone to visit the Botanic Garden, we have introduced our 'donate as it suits you' (DAISY) day. On DAISY day you can choose either £1, £3, £5 or £7 as your donation for adult entry into the Botanic Garden. DAISY day is every WEDNESDAY.

On a DAISY day ALL students, Bristol University staff working and retired, Bristol University Alumni and Friends of the Garden are still free entry.

Book a DAISY day ticket here.


Refreshments are now closed for the winter months and will re-open in the spring. 

Come on a tour

Guided tours are a great way to learn about the history of the Garden, our fascinating plant collections, and the work we do.

Tours take around 1 hour 30 minutes and are available at special events. Please see below for Curator's tours and group tours.

Curator's tours

At certain times of the year the Curator leads informative tours of the Garden.

Free to Friends of the Garden, students and University of Bristol staff.
£12.00 per visitor. Please book via the Botanic Garden website.

Find out when the next Curator's tour will be.

School visits

We offer inspiring school visits for primary and secondary school pupils. 

Arrange a group tour

We can arrange tours for organised groups of 10 or more. 

Group tours currently cost £12.00 per visitor (this includes the standard entry fee).

Group tour enquiry form

Group tour enquiry form

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