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Durham University Botanic Garden

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Durham University Botanic Garden
Hollingside Lane
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 334 5518

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Durham University Botanic Garden

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£4.00 per ticket type
Children and Students£1.50 per ticket type
Concession£3.00 per ticket type
Student and under 5s freeFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction


  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme - Silver Green Tourism Business Scheme - Silver 2015
  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • Victoria B
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Gardens den
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 23rd March 2017
    For those of you who like walking and like to enjoy Yourself the botanic garden is really beautiful Follow your dreams while you look around You do see some very good camera spots to Durham is a... Read full review
  • Neil_HD_50
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    not too easy to get to and not good in winter
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th March 2017
    Its quite a walk out of Durham to get there and it you follow the signs you get taken on a bit of a detour. It was a little bit disappointing in winter as many of the plants weren't there. It is a... Read full review
  • geordielass96
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Quick afternoon visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th March 2017
    I went with my daughter who's 3 for a few hours. It was a lovely day and she had a ball. She loved having the map and we found a few of the animals on the trail around the gardens. There weren't... Read full review



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Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Access Information

Opening Times

2016 (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* Open Nov-Feb, daily, 1000-1600. The Garden is closed during the Christmas and New Year period.

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