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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 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Quirky-Bird-Gardener
    Biggar, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Lovely gardens for a winter wander
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 15th February 2018
    Although we visited in February there was still plenty to see from the ghostly white bark of the birches, to the red stems of cornus and willow, Leucojums, bamboos and of course the greenhouses for a... Read full review
  • DavidC856
    Stirling, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Expensive winter walk
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 12th February 2018
    While the gardens will look great later in the year, it looks pretty drab in February. Many displays are just twigs and mud. The fish looked hungry! Read full review
  • Paulína N
    Zvolen, Slovakia
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Beautiful and imaginative place
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th January 2018
    Durham University Botanic Garden is really beautiful and imaginative place....outdoor and indoor, too. Hothouses full of breathtaking flora and fauna :) There is a cozy shop/bufet to have a hot tea... Read full review



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Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Access Information

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
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, 10th March 2018 - Sunday, 11th March 2018

Friday, 30th March 2018 - Saturday, 31st March 2018

Durham 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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Sunday, 1st April 2018 - Monday, 2nd April 2018

Durham University Botanic Garden: 14th Annual Easter Chick HuntEaster Chicks are hiding in the Garden. Pick up your spotter sheet and see how many you can find in this fun family event. We recommend visitors use the kiosk entrance and park at the park and ride.
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Thursday, 1st February 2018 - Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Thursday, 1st March 2018 - Saturday, 31st March 2018

Durham University Botanic Garden: Signs of SpringPick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the garden. (subject to availability)
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Saturday, 17th March 2018 - Sunday, 25th March 2018

English Tourism Week English Tourism Week in DurhamWe look forward to celebrating English Tourism Week with the exciting events taking place throughout Durham.  Events TBC
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Thursday, 5th April 2018 - Thursday, 5th April 2018

Nature Tales and LegendsBotanic Gardens: Nature Tales and LegendsThe gardens are beginning to come to life after the winter.
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Monday, 30th April 2018 - Monday, 30th April 2018

National Gardening Week Botanic Gardens: National Gardening weekThis week is all about Gardening.
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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

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Monday, 30th July 2018 - Monday, 30th July 2018

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

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