**Coronavirus update - Gardens open 10am to 5pm daily. Advance booking not required. Takeaway service drinks/snacks, toilets open. Visitor Centre seating and retail area currently closed, as are the greenhouses and bird hide**
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, 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
- Visit England VAQAS 2019
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Silver 2015
- Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
- Regional and Miscellaneous Northern Saints Trails Passport 2021
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good166
- KelvinH685Rowlands Gill, United KingdomInteresting placeMonday, 30th August 2021Looked a bit neglected when we visited not sure if that was Covid related? The area near the cafe was neat and tidy Read full review
- R LBirmingham, United KingdomGood but...Monday, 30th August 2021The gardens are well worth a visit and good value at £4. Some areas seem a little neglected. Being largely outside, I don't really see how this can relate to Covid but the gardens are perhaps getting... Read full review
- mikeeX4732WPBotanic Garden visit.Monday, 20th September 2021Visited this Yesterday, their were 8 in our little party and we all enjoyed the visit immensely it was wet when we first arrived but had dried up before we finished and we got the full impact of some... Read full review
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Parking & Transport
- On site parking
|2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* The Garden is closed during the Christmas and New Year period.