**To ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and visitors, the Botanic Garden will remain closed until Monday 11 January 2021, when we will reopen to the public Monday-Friday from 10.00am to 2.30pm only. Entry will be free until the end of March 2021. Please note the Visitor Centre, toilet facilities, greenhouses and bird hide will remain closed**
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|
January 2021 Reopening: Entry Will Be Free Until The End of March
- VAQAS VB Attraction
- Visit England VAQAS 2019
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Silver 2015
- Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Travelers Choice 2020
- Very Good160
- BasingstoneHampshire, United KingdomObviously wrong time of yearFriday, 6th December 2019We went with the hope of seeing some excellent gardening but were disappointed as most of the exhibits/gardens appeared unkempt/out of season. The best part was the arboretum with some good specimens... Read full review
- peachy352NewcastleTrip Type:FamilyLovely grounds, friendly staff and tasty foodFriday, 28th February 2020Came here with a couple of friends, a four year old and two babies. There was a spotting guide for the four year old to follow which was great. The food was reasonably price and tasty. Staff were... Read full review
- Laura TMiddlesbrough, United KingdomPeaceful walks through the trees - lovely grounds to walk around in all kinds of weatherThursday, 9th July 2020Located in the grounds of Durham University and staff can enter for free at any time, so whilst I worked at the University I would visit most lunchtimes for a walk around the grounds. I enjoyed... Read full review
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Parking & Transport
- On site parking
|January 2021 (11 Jan 2021 - 3 Mar 2021)|
|Monday - Friday||10:00||- 14:30|
|Mar - Oct (1 Mar 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 17:00|
* The Garden is closed during the Christmas and New Year period.