Created in 2014, Carpe Diem Emmie is a Midlands based Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel blog. Ran by Emmie, a 28 year old woman based in rural Leicestershire.

In the day Emmie works in a primary school where she is passionate about inclusion and mental health. In the evening she escapes to the cultural world.

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Oxford Botanic Garden Photo Diary

Oxford, UK

You would have seen recently that I shared my Oxford Photo Diary and I briefly mentioned that whilst we were here we took a visit to Oxford's Botanic Garden. One of my favourite things to photograph when I'm out and about is to take photos of nature, so when we decided to use the last part of our Oxford visit to check it out I couldn't wait to get snapping away.

Oxford's Botanic Gardens belong to the University of Oxford and were founded in 1621. Their mission is to promote the furtherance of  learning and to glorify nature. The gardens have been open for almost 400 years and it's important for them that they educate as many people as possible about the importance of plants, to help conserve plants around the world and then to support teaching and research at the University and beyond. It's gardens are hosts to herb boarders, glasshouses that showcase some of the most beautiful plants from all  over the world or you can simply just sit back and enjoy the oldest Botanic Garden in Britain. 

The Botanic Garden is known as the most compact, yet diverse collection of plants in the World right in the heart of the city centre. It's open throughout the year for you to visit too, It costs around £5.00 for adult admission.  I'll leave you with all of the favourite photos I took on my visit, I'm definitely thinking about exploring more Botanic Gardens during the summer! 

thanks for reading,


  1. This looks like such a beautiful place, I'd love to visit! x
    Ellis // www.elliswoolley.co.uk

    1. Oh it really is, it's one of the things I'd definitely go and see if your ever in Oxford! :) xx

  2. What a beautiful place and you captured it so well! I love visiting botanical gardens - nothing makes my day a little better than the bright pop of flowers from all over the world!


    1. Ah thankyou Caitlin, so glad you loved the photos! I do enjoy a good nature snap :) xx

  3. These photos are gorgeous! I've never visited the botanical gardens in Oxford but in general I love visiting them, so this definitely looks like somewhere I would enjoy a trip to.

    Maddie | thatplacecalledhere.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Ah thanks Maddie, glad you like them! Yeah definitely, it's well worth a visit and a good way of passing a few hours in a new city too! xx

  4. The gardens are just so beautiful! I love wandering around as I live just up the road! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous photos!

    Abbey 💕 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    1. That's so cool, it's a really nice place to relax with a book if the weather is nice too! Ah thankyou, glad you thought my photos are good for the post :) xx


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