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 Good144
- CDH1963Trip Type:CouplesAverageMonday, 10th September 2018My husband and I visited the gardens early September. Not really that much to look at, trees, bamboo, a pretty poor glass house and a couple of sculptures. Disappointed. Didn’t think it was worth the... Read full review
- campbellroofingDurham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesSunday afternoon walkWednesday, 5th September 2018A very interesting place to visit. A wide range of planting expertly presented and tended. Will definately be going back. Lovely coffee shop too. Read full review
- Susan PTrip Type:CouplesTake out the membership, you won’t regret it.Tuesday, 4th September 2018We have been members of the Botanic gardens for some years now. It’s a place of peace and tranquility and an ideal way to spend some quiet time watching the seasons come and go. Autumn is by far the... Read full review
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Parking & Transport
- On site parking
|Mar - Oct (1 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Nov - Feb (1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 16:00|
* The Garden is closed during the Christmas and New Year period.