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.
|Ticket Type||Ticket 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 free||Free|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- VAQAS VB Attraction
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Silver 2015
- Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good116
- Victoria BTrip Type:Solo travelGardens denThursday, 23rd March 2017For 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_50Edinburgh, United KingdomTrip Type:Couplesnot too easy to get to and not good in winterMonday, 13th March 2017Its 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
- geordielass96Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyQuick afternoon visitMonday, 13th March 2017I 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
|2016 (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 17:00|
* Open Nov-Feb, daily, 1000-1600. The Garden is closed during the Christmas and New Year period.