Durham University Botanic Garden

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Durham University Botanic Garden
Hollingside Lane
Durham City
County Durham
DH1 3TN

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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Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
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Awards

  • 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

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    167
  • Very Good
    148
  • Average
    27
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    4

Recent Reviews:

  • Tartantitch
    Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A lovely place to visit - especially with long time friends
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 24th October 2018
    Delicious lunch, outside; loved the Friendship Garden, flowers in walking boots and the sculptures. Brilliant staff in the cafe and lots of lovely things in the shop. Very peaceful and calming and... Read full review
  • flowerlady64
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    So lucky to have this place
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 29th October 2018
    We are locals so a yearly ticket is an obvious thing to pay for. We have had some lovely days in the gardens this year. The tubs of tulips are a real delight - such a range of colours. Last Monday... Read full review
  • dunholme
    Durham
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Good choice in friendly cafe
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th November 2018
    The coffee choice was a bit limited but the staff were happy to tweak settings for you. The sandwiches and toasties were good. The setting is restful, with a view of the botanic gardens and there are... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Access Information

Opening Times

Nov - Feb (1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00
Mar - Oct (1 Mar 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* The Garden is closed during the Christmas and New Year period.

Map & Directions

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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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