Instagram fans can’t get enough of one public garden in Cambridge.
Cambridge University’s Botanic Garden is one of the most popular gardens in the UK for users of the photo-sharing app, according to new research.
Online florists Direct2Florist revealed the findings in a study on the most ‘Instagrammable’ gardens in the UK.
The research placed Cambridge’s Botanic Garden as the ninth-most popular garden for Instagrammers, with more than 7,000 snaps featuring the garden.
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, came at the top of the list with almost 50,000 appearances on Instagram.
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Cambridge’s heritage-listed Botanic Garden has stayed open during the coronavirus lockdown.
Visitors must pre-book tickets and follow the latest government guidance, but it’s sure to offer some respite from the Covid restrictions.
Covering 16 hectares, the garden opened in 1846 and was created by John Stevens Henslow – teacher and mentor to Charles Darwin.
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With more than 8,000 plant species from all over the world, the garden is also a key research site for the University of Cambridge.
In normal times, visitors can explore exotic plants in the greenhouses or picnic on a bench in the garden’s vast grounds.
The garden also happens to be where the UK’s highest ever temperature – 38.7C – was recorded in July 2019. This exceeded the previous recorded of 38.5C set in Faversham in 2003.