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 2018
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good142
- Raymiche DNewcastle upon Tyne, England, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesQuiet WalkWednesday, 18th July 2018Nice for a relaxing walk and picnic, good to get out of Durham's construction sites. Peaceful with views of Durham, short walk from the park and ride car park, if you start from Durham centre then... Read full review
- Mark STrip Type:CouplesA Haven of Stunning Trees and Plants and Relaxing WalksWednesday, 4th July 2018My wife and I have visited the Botanic Garden on five occasions now and each time we have come away invigorated and satisfied that our time there has been welk spent! Personally, I love the Japanese... Read full review
- Anita1439404Bexleyheath, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesLeisurely walk in the sunshine.Sunday, 3rd June 2018Visited here on a warm, sunny day. There is plenty of shade and lots of areas to have a picnic or just sit and relax. Prices in the coffee shop were very reasonable. There was lots to see and we... Read full review
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Parking & Transport
- On site parking
|Mar - Oct (1 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Nov - Feb (1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 16:00|
* The Garden is closed during the Christmas and New Year period.