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 2017
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
- Certificate of Excellence 2017
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good131
- DanandAngieDurham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesFriendly staff and attractive gardensSunday, 20th August 2017Well 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
- karenah73Durham, UKGood, some tweaks could make it great!Thursday, 17th August 2017Visited 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
- traveller1926SheffieldTrip Type:Solo travelInteresting gardenThursday, 17th August 2017Of 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
|2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 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.