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:

  • CDH1963
    Trip Type:
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 10th September 2018
    My husband and I visited the gardens early September. Not really that much to look at, trees, bamboo, a pretty poor glass house and a couple of sculptures. Disappointed. Didn’t think it was worth the... Read full review
  • campbellroofing
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Sunday afternoon walk
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 5th September 2018
    A very interesting place to visit. A wide range of planting expertly presented and tended. Will definately be going back. Lovely coffee shop too. Read full review
  • Susan P
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    Take out the membership, you won’t regret it.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 4th September 2018
    We have been members of the Botanic gardens for some years now. It’s a place of peace and tranquility and an ideal way to spend some quiet time watching the seasons come and go. Autumn is by far the... Read full review



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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.

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Monday, 1st October 2018 - Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Botanic GardensDurham University Botanic Garden: Signs of AutumnPick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the garden.  This is a self-led activity, and subject to availability pf spotter sheets.  
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Saturday, 13th October 2018 - Sunday, 14th October 2018

Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Sunday, 18th November 2018

Saturday, 16th March 2019 - Sunday, 17th March 2019

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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Wednesday, 24th October 2018 - Wednesday, 24th October 2018

Durham University Botanic Garden: Haunting HalloweenDurham University Botanic Garden: Haunting HalloweenJoin us for the ever-popular spooky mask making session and make a mask from the craft materials provided and by collecting items from the Garden.
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Thursday, 1st November 2018 - Friday, 30th November 2018

Saturday, 1st December 2018 - Friday, 21st December 2018

Wednesday, 2nd January 2019 - Thursday, 31st January 2019

winter wonderlandBotanic Garden: Winter WonderlandPick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the garden. This is a self-led activity, and subject to availability of spotter sheets.
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