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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:

  • Dave11GF
    Darlington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Well worth visiting
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 26th November 2017
    On a bright autumn day the gardens were peaceful and gorgeous. Even As a non-botanist there was plenty to enjoy - I imagine for botanists it’s a mini paradise. We really liked the cafe as well: great... Read full review
  • Fiona C
    Trip Type:
    Best part of Lumiere
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th November 2017
    Durham Lumiere this year didn't seem to quite match the standard of the last one. What did stand out however was the Botanical Gardens display of nightlife , birds and sound . . . brilliant and a... Read full review
  • Jess R
    Trip Type:
    it was very botanic
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 14th November 2017
    botanic af. we had a botanic picnic near the botanic waters and the botanic atmosphere really made the whole experience just as botanic as we originally thought. Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Access Information

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
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.

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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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Wednesday, 1st November 2017 - Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Durham University Botanic GardenDurham University Botanic Garden: Winter WonderlandPick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the garden (subject to availability).
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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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Saturday, 3rd February 2018 - Saturday, 3rd February 2018

Durham University Botanic Garden: Get the Giraffitude Attitude ...For National Storytelling WeekWhat better way to celebrate National Storytelling Week than in the Botanic Garden? Popular North East author Ingrid Sylvestre will be telling stories featuring her intergalactically famous giraffe family The Neckmanns. Guaranteed old-fashioned entertainment for families.
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Thursday, 1st February 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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