Alliums by Tom Laws


Wolfson gardens are a delight across the seasons

Our gardens offer seasonal colour, fragrance and plenty of places to revise, relax, and socialise. The grounds feature magnificent mature trees and there are floral delights around every corner, year-round.

Alliums by Tom Laws

Wolfson College Gardens

The College gardens are a source of pride at Wolfson, thanks to Head Gardener Oscar Holgate and his team.

The team are always keen to share their knowledge of the gardens and how the planting has developed over the years.

We are fortunate that, although most of the buildings are relatively new, the site is well established, and much of the land now occupied by the College was laid out as gardens belonging to houses in Selwyn Gardens and Barton Road in the first half of the twentieth century. As the College has grown, certain landmark trees, such as the mulberry outside the Porters' lodge, the Judas tree in the front court and the magnificent redwoods outside Fuchs House have been retained as features alongside the new planting.

As well as bringing you news of tours and seasonal highlights to watch out for, these pages offer a gallery of seasonal photographs showing some of the best views of the site at different times of year.

Visiting the Gardens at Wolfson

Wolfson also opens its gardens to the public as part of the NGS Open Gardens network in the summer and during the Open Cambridge weekend in September.

Cambridge Festival Tree Trail

As part of the Cambridge Festival, we have launched a self-guided Tree Trail around the wonderful Wolfson Gardens. You can follow the trail using the map below, or pick up a physical copy from the Porters' Lodge. 


Autumnal Tones