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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:

  • DanandAngie
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friendly staff and attractive gardens
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th August 2017
    Well kept gardens and friendly, helpful staff. Car park has always had spaces but the park and ride car park is useful as an overflow. The gardens show a variety of different planting and with a... Read full review
  • karenah73
    Durham, UK
    Good, some tweaks could make it great!
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th August 2017
    Visited on Wednesday 16th Aug with my son. I'll start with the good... very friendly, helpful staff, immaculate gardens and good value with under 5's being free. The grounds are hilly, steep steps in... Read full review
  • traveller1926
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Interesting garden
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th August 2017
    Of interest to plant lovers, especially the cacti house. They do serve teas. Perhaps best to catch a bus as it is a bit of a walk. 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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Durham University Botanic Garden: Marvellous Mini-Beasts Pick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the Garden (subject to availability). 
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