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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 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Annette269
    Burnopfield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    The kids enjoyed the science trail
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th June 2017
    Beautiful gardens with plenty of little paths to interest children. There is a science trail, quiz trail and picture trail for younger children. These are available in the visitor centre on the wall... Read full review
  • Julie C
    Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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    A hidden gem
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 4th June 2017
    I can't believe I didn't know about this lovely place. We visited on Saturday and it wasn't very busy, but occupied us for nearly three hours, first looking in the tropical greenhouses at cacti... Read full review
  • LYPud
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Nice walk
    3 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 1st June 2017
    We visited for a picnic but unfortunately it rained as we arrived! So after a car picnic we went in, payment area isn't very clear but it's at the café as you walk in. Nice walks round to see... Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below

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.

Map & Directions

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Saturday, 15th July 2017 - Sunday, 16th July 2017

Saturday, 26th August 2017 - Monday, 28th August 2017

Saturday, 16th September 2017 - Sunday, 17th September 2017

Botanic GardensDurham 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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Thursday, 1st June 2017 - Friday, 30th June 2017

Durham University Botanic Garden: Fabulous Flowers Pick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the Garden (subject to availability). 
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Saturday, 1st July 2017 - Monday, 31st July 2017

Durham University Botanic Garden: Signs of Summer Pick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the Garden (subject to availability).
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Saturday, 1st July 2017 - Saturday, 1st July 2017

Durham University Botanic Garden: Fancy Face Painting What do you want to be today? A fierce tiger or a delicate butterfly? Come along to the Garden and turn into your favourite animal at our nature -inspired face painting session.  
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Monday, 31st July 2017 - Monday, 31st July 2017

Monday, 21st August 2017 - Monday, 21st August 2017

Durham University Botanic Garden: Teddy Bears ' Picnic The ever popular Teddy Bears' Picnic returns.  Join us for a day of bear-related fun.
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Thursday, 27th July 2017 - Thursday, 27th July 2017

Durham University Botanic Garden: Marco's Circus Workshop Learn circus tricks, including how to juggle and spin plates, at this fun workshop. 
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Tuesday, 1st August 2017 - Thursday, 31st August 2017

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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Thursday, 10th August 2017 - Thursday, 10th August 2017

Durham University Botanic Garden: Crazy CreaturesGet interactive with our Crazy Creatures who are visiting the Garden for the day.  Animal encounters with rabbits, frogs, snakes, spiders, mice and other animals to enjoy. It is recommended visitors park at the park and ride and use kiosk entrance. 
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Thursday, 17th August 2017 - Thursday, 17th August 2017

Durham University Botanic Garden: Stick Your Neck Out For Stories Join artist- author Ingrid Sylvestre for a day of giraffe storytelling as favourite characters Necky Becky and family stick their necks out for their dreams.  Each short story will begin on the hour, with fun activities in between.  
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