First of all Cambridge is a small, pretty and cozy town where all attractions are within walking distance, approximately 10-15 minutes from each other. Apart of Cambridge University Botanical Garden, this one take about 20-25 minutes walk to the center city. So we decided to make it our start point and gradually explore the city from there.
About the advantages of visiting this place,
it's a massive and beautiful park. It has a rock garden, fountains, lots of flowers, a scion of the original apple tree which inspired Isaac Newton for his theory of gravity, and gorgeous green houses. To be honest, the last one was my favorite ❤️
Beautiful architecture itself, exotic indoor rain forest plants and desert plants. We were there on a sunny day, and the lighting inside was absolutely perfect for photos.
Besides all the positives, there were also some negatives.
In particular, if you are not a student of Cambridge University, then there is an entrance fee of 6 pounds. That's not a big deal but as someone who is used to the free and gorgeous parks of London, I can't say I was too impressed with this.
Also lets be honest, the main reason for travelling to Cambridge is its colleges. Since it was a one day trip for us, we had limited energy and time and, in hindsight, I think we probably didnt need to visit the botanical garden, or at very least make it last in our list.
Although if you have a bit of time it could be a good place to enjoy pretty scenery and put a tick in the box on your list of cool places to visit.