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Welcome to the Botanic Garden

Durham University's 10 hectare Botanic Garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham city. Open to the public, the Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore and discover, with guests young and old visiting throughout the year.

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Easter chicks

Annual Easter Chick Hunt

17 April 2022 - 18 April 2022 , 10:00 to 16:00
Botanic Garden

Easter Chicks are hiding in the Garden. Pick up your spotter sheet and see how many you can find in this fun family event. Self-led activity.

We recommend visitors use the kiosk entrance and park at the park and ride.




The summer bedding is still looking good and it’s a pleasure to sit and enjoy the arrival of autumn on the terrace. Many of the trees are starting to turn now and as the weather turns colder over the coming weeks the garden will be transformed, it’s a magical time of year.

The seating area in the Visitor Centre is now open, but with a reduced capacity. We are also offering some retail items in the shop area.

We are working on re-opening the greenhouse and bird hide, which unfortunately remain closed for the time being.


From a day out in the fresh air, to craft activities in our glasshouses, the Botanic Garden offers a variety of activity to keep kids entertained throughout the year.

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Book a visit to Durham University Botanic Garden with the 4schools team to explore the Garden and discover more about its fascinating plant-life and natural areas.

View the 4Schools Page