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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 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • onholidayalways
    King's Lynn, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Not spectacular but well worth the visit.
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
    Not spectacular but a tranquil place to visit. Not a lot of colour at this time of the year, shrubs still in bud but bulbs(tulips etc.) finished. Plenty of different landscapes, woodland walks and... Read full review
  • HeartyRob
    Tadcaster, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Superb in EVERY way
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 7th May 2018
    You Need Good Walking Foot ware !!! Really nice place to visit. Be prepared to spend 3+ hours walking and stopping. You are bound to find something of interest. I only wish the garden is on a bus... Read full review
  • Mowhay
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 29th April 2018
    A well kept garden with the option of woodland walk and more manicured gardens, interesting varied areas showing many aspects of gardening Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Access Information

Opening Times

Mar - Oct (1 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00
Nov - Feb (1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00

* The Garden is closed during the Christmas and New Year period.

Map & Directions

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Sunday, 1st July 2018 - Tuesday, 31st July 2018

botanic garden Durham University Botanic Garden: Signs of SummerPick up a spotter sheet from the visitor centre and see what Signs of Summer you can discover in the Garden.  This is a self-led activity, and subject to availability of spotter sheets.
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Monday, 28th May 2018 - Monday, 28th May 2018

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Friday, 1st June 2018 - Saturday, 30th June 2018

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Sunday, 8th July 2018 - Sunday, 8th July 2018

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Thursday, 26th July 2018 - Thursday, 26th July 2018

marco's circus workshopBotanic Gardens: Marco's Circus WorkshopLearn circus tricks, including how to juggle and spin plates, at this fun workshop.
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Monday, 30th July 2018 - Monday, 30th July 2018

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Wednesday, 1st August 2018 - Friday, 31st August 2018

marvellous mini beasts Botanical Gardens: Marvellous Mini BeastsPick up a spotter sheet from the Visitor Centre and see what Marvellous Mini Beasts you can discover in the Garden
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Saturday, 26th May 2018 - Monday, 28th May 2018

Saturday, 16th June 2018 - Sunday, 17th June 2018

Saturday, 14th July 2018 - Sunday, 15th July 2018

Saturday, 11th August 2018 - Sunday, 12th August 2018

Durham University Botanic Garden: Traditional Crafts WeekendSilversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer, will demonstrate their craft skills in the Garden.  Les takes much of his inspiration from the History of Durham, in particular St Cuthbert and the Lindisfarne Gospels. 
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Saturday, 30th June 2018 - Saturday, 30th June 2018

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Thursday, 26th July 2018 - Thursday, 26th July 2018

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