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.
The monkey puzzle tree in the Botanic Garden is, we estimate, around 160 years old. Sadly the sudden demise of these trees is quite common and in 2020 it started to deteriorate and will have to be felled later this year. We may leave the stump as a feature, which will look like a giant elephant's foot.
Easter Closure: The Botanic Garden will close at 2.30pm on Wednesday 31 March for Easter, and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday 7 April.