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 Good149
- R7427NNkateGateshead, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesLovely garden. Cafe could be betterWednesday, 23rd January 2019A great garden with lots to see and do. Cafe is very average, largely 'DIY’ and unless you want cakes and scones (which are good) choice is limited and sandwich was poor. Gift shop is poor Read full review
- Silver HTrip Type:FamilyBeautifulWednesday, 13th February 2019This place is absolutely stunning in the summer, with a wide range of plants and even some animals. Even in winter, it's worth a walk around as the area itself is amazing to look at and walk through. Read full review
- theparrsStockton-on-Tees, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayWhat a wonderful find.Wednesday, 20th February 2019It was our first ever visit but it won't be our last. The snowdrops were glorious but we will be back to see the thousands of daffodils when they are in bloom next month. The tea room provided lovely... Read full review
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Parking & Transport
- On site parking
|Mar - Oct (1 Mar 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 17:00|
* The Garden is closed during the Christmas and New Year period.