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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.


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  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme - Silver Green Tourism Business Scheme - Silver 2015
  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • anna b
    A pretty walk
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 8th October 2017
    Lovely gardens to stroll around with a nice cafe and shop at the end. Quite expensive to enter though Read full review
  • Rufus B
    Beckenham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    a lovely space to walk, chat, and enjoy a well stocked cafe
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th October 2017
    We were dropping my daughter at the start of her university experience and had intended to eat a picnic - Durham's weather had other ideas. So we had a lovely bowl of hot soup and a roll (under£5... Read full review
  • Paul L
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Quite a sloping garden but beautiful
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 26th September 2017
    Cafe at entrance is a good place to start. Use Gardeners World 2-1 entry if you have it. Garden is hilly with lots of interesting nooks and crannies. Greenhouses interesting with cactus house and... Read full review



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Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 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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Saturday, 18th November 2017 - Sunday, 19th November 2017

Saturday, 10th March 2018 - Sunday, 11th March 2018

Friday, 30th March 2018 - Saturday, 31st March 2018

Durham University Botanic Garden: Traditional Crafts WeekendSilversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer, will demonstrate their skills in the garden.
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Sunday, 1st October 2017 - Tuesday, 31st October 2017

Durham University Botanic Garden: Signs of AutumnPick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the garden.  (subject to availability)
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Wednesday, 25th October 2017 - Wednesday, 25th October 2017

Durham University Botanic Garden: Haunting HalloweenJoin us for the ever-popular spooky mask making session and make a mask from the craft material provided and by collecting items from the Garden.
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Wednesday, 1st November 2017 - Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Durham University Botanic Garden: Winter WonderlandPick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the garden (subject to availability).
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Sunday, 1st April 2018 - Monday, 2nd April 2018

Durham University Botanic Garden: 14th Annual Easter Chick HuntEaster Chicks are hiding in the Garden. Pick up your spotter sheet and see how many you can find in this fun family event. We recommend visitors use the kiosk entrance and park at the park and ride.
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Saturday, 3rd February 2018 - Saturday, 3rd February 2018

Durham University Botanic Garden: Get the Giraffitude Attitude ...For National Storytelling WeekWhat better way to celebrate National Storytelling Week than in the Botanic Garden? Popular North East author Ingrid Sylvestre will be telling stories featuring her intergalactically famous giraffe family The Neckmanns. Guaranteed old-fashioned entertainment for families.
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Thursday, 1st February 2018 - Saturday, 31st March 2018

Durham University Botanic Garden: Signs of SpringPick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the garden. (subject to availability)
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