Friends of the Garden
The "Friends of the Garden" was established in 1982 to support the work and to encourage the wider appreciation of Durham University Botanic Garden. Activities include lectures, social functions and visits to other notable gardens. Details of these are included in our programme.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or would like to be added to the "Friends of the Garden" news list. This will keep you informed of the latest news and information about the Friends programme.
"Friends" have a guided tour of the Garden at 10.00am on the last Wednesday of each month excepting November, December, January and February. After the tour coffee and biscuits are served for which the Friends are asked to donate £1.00 to garden funds.
In order to raise money for the Garden Friends have plant and produce sales in the Spring.
Sir Thomas Allen, University Chancellor
To contact the Chair please write to the address above or email email@example.com.
- Individual membership £14.00
- Couples £20.00
- Child/student £2.00
All Memberships include free admission to the Botanic Garden.
How to join?
You can pick up a membership form at the Botanic Garden or download this membership form.
Programme for 2013
All lectures, unless stated, are in the Visitors' Centre at the Botanic Garden at 7.30pm.
January 16th - ‘Experimental archaeology in the Botanic Garden’ - Dr Mike Church
February 20th - 'Lost in half an acre' - Prof.J.Richards
March 20th - 'Re-Awakening of a sleeping beauty' - Tony Smith
- March 27th - the first garden walk of the year, starting 10am at the Visitor Centre.
Easter Sunday and Easter Monday - 10th Annual Easter Chick Hunt
April 17th - 'Jekyll Gardens' - Rose Horsepool
- April 24th - garden walk
May (date to be announced) - GARDEN VISIT - 'Burnby and Beningbourough'
May 11th and 12th - Green wood working demonstartion in the garden with Chris Helliwell
May 12th - ANNUAL PLANT SALE
May 15th - Polemoniums - The National Collection
- May 29th - garden walk
June 6th to 10th - Holiday in Cheshire
June 19th - Summer Buffet
- June 26th - garden walk
July (date to be announced) - GARDEN VISIT - 'Priorwood and Harmony Gardens, Melrose'
- July 31st - garden walk
August (date to be announced) - GARDEN VISIT - 'Lowther and Larch Cottage nursery'
- August 28th - garden walk
September 7th and 8th - 3rd National ORCHID SHOW - at Josephine college (next to the Botanic Garden) www.dur.ac.uk/botanic.garden/orchidshow
September 18th - 'Hollingside' - David Butler
- September 25th - garden walk
October 8th - Joint meeting - 'Bolam Cottage Garden' - Please note - this meeting is on a tuesday and will be at Houghall College.
- October 30th - last garden walk of the year
November 20th - A.G.M.
December - 'Christmas Event' - details to follow....