Heritage Open Days 2019: Old Durham Gardens
South of Sherburn Road
Restored 17th to early 18th century formal gardens. View the listed features of the gardens and on-going planting improvements throughout the gardens.
A listed historic stone gazebo structure and walled garden which this year has maturing historically authentic fruit espaliers, two unique historic designed seats, a developing parterre layout, an elevated terrace flower border and extensive grassed orchard with authentic fruit and rose planting. Friends of Old Durham Gardens on hand throughout the day. Learn about the ongoing plans for the Garden, the Friends group and opportunities to get involved. Limited disabled only parking at the Gardens.
We encourage people to walk to the site whenever possible.
No hard access paths at the gardens; grass is the majority of the gardens access path surface. Some hard access paths are available on the approach to the gardens.
Well behaved dogs are welcome provided that the owners clean up after them. There are no permanent dog waste-bag facilities on the site. The gardens are also open on Thursday 10.00-16.00 for volunteer gardening activity and visitors. Contact for the day: Joy Brindle 07429626673
Bus stops on Sherburn Road (A181) then on foot turn right after Sherburn Road housing estate, down no-through road and continue on tarmaced Bent House Lane with sharp righthand bend down to Old Durham.
From city centre follow riverside footpaths up river past cricket ground, bandstand and Durham rowing club, to also cross via the Maiden Castle footbridge and follow signs to the gardens.
Saturday 14 Sept: 10.00-16.00
Sunday 15 Sept: 10.00-16.00
Sunday 22 Sept: 13.00-16.00
Keys into booklet: site not normally open to the public; event specially put on for hods; partial wheelchair access; on-site disabled parking; on-site accessible toilets; assistance dogs welcome; dogs welcome; toilets on-site
|Season (22 Sept 2019)|