Bristol is one of the most popular cities in England, and the UK. With over 400 parks and other green spaces, Bristol is often referred to as a city in the countryside. Bristol’s beautiful parks invites its citizens and tourists to spend a lazy afternoon in the sun and to take time out from the hustle and bustle of the city. Read below for our top five.
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden cultivates over 4,500 indigenous and exotic plant species on its five acres. The diverse collections range from the floral diversity collection, with an extraordinary selection of flowers, and the Mediterranean collection to the evolutionary dell, which displays ginkgos, cycads and tree terns. There is also a Chinese and Western medical herb garden used for research purposes. In addition to this, visitor tours by knowledgeable guides are available. There is also a full programme of courses, on subjects such as garden design, vegetable growing or botanical painting. Moreover, special events, like science picnics and sculpture exhibitions, are hosted throughout the year.
Stoke Park Rd, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, UK, +44 117 331 4906
The Troopers Hill Nature Reserve is in the St George area of east Bristol, which is owned by Bristol Parks. It is a hillside that overlooks the city of Bristol as well as the River Avon, which has been of historical importance for centuries. The Troopers Hill Nature Reserve boasts a fascinating mixture of history and extraordinary wild flora and fauna; it has won the prestigious Green Flag Award every year since 2007.
Troopers Hill Nature Reserve 3, Corkers Hill St. George, Bristol, UK, +44 117 947 5037