Durham University Botanic Garden
Don't miss all that the Botanic Garden has to offer, attractions that appeal to young and old alike. Wander through the Alpine Garden, Winter Garden, Bamboo Grove and our recently developed Woodland Garden and wild flower meadow. With many places to just sit and muse, view the Modern Art or watch the bees in action in their hive.
There are wonderful glass houses. Walk through the desert house to see the collection of cacti that thrive in this arid climate. Into the tropical rainforest house, see and feel what it is like to be in such environs, you can even make it rain! It contains a unique collection of plants and just beyond see some of its indigenous inhabitants, bugs, scorpions and tarantulas! There is even a rare breed of Manx Loghtan sheep that can be seen enjoying the parkland in spring.
One visit isn't enough, the views change throughout the year with vibrant poppy and cornflower displays in the summer to rich warm colours in the autumn, all this in 18 acres of parkland, just minutes from Durham city centre.
Treat yourself to something refreshing in the coffee shop and visit the gift shop to take away memories of your visit.
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Silver 2013
- Regional and Miscellaneous Tourism Awards 2011 - Silver 2011
- VAQAS VB Attraction
|2013/14 Winter (01/11/2013 - 28/02/2014)|
|2014 Mar-Oct (01/03/2014 - 31/10/2014)|
|2014/15 Winter (01/11/2014 - 28/02/2015)|
* Closed 22nd Dec-1 Jan.
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