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:

  • Raymiche D
    Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Quiet Walk
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th July 2018
    Nice 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 S
    Trip Type:
    A Haven of Stunning Trees and Plants and Relaxing Walks
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 4th July 2018
    My 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
  • Anita1439404
    Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Leisurely walk in the sunshine.
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd June 2018
    Visited 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

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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Crazy Creatures Durham University Botanic Garden: Crazy CreaturesGet interactive with our Crazy Creatures who are visiting for the day.  Animal encounters with rabbits, frogs, snakes, mice and other animals to enjoy.  
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Sunday, 1st July 2018 - Tuesday, 31st July 2018

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Thursday, 26th July 2018 - Thursday, 26th July 2018

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Monday, 20th August 2018 - Monday, 20th August 2018

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

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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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