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.
What's On View All Events
Pick up an Explorer Backpack from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the Garden. (Subject to availability)
The Durham Orchid Show at Josephine Butler College gives guests the opportunity to witness displays from Orchid Societies, as well as the chance to buy orchids from a variety of specialist growers.
The Botanic Garden Welcomes Back the Millennium Bug!
The Millennium bug is returning after being away for over a year...
Inspired by the Millennium, two local artists, Graeme Hopper and David Buxton, took 8 months to create a giant bug and her offspring. It has been always very popular with visitors, with kids and adults a like who have been enjoying exploring this strange life-forms which have become since its installation a very much loved and distinctive feature of the garden.
(19 Aug 2016) » More about The Botanic Garden Welcomes Back the Millennium Bug!
The Botanic Garden is open:
10am to 5pm from 1st March to 31st October
10am to 4pm from 1st November to end of February (closed over Christmas).
We are open on Bank Holidays and Easter Sunday.
|Students/Children (over 5)||£1.50|
|Durham University Campus Card holders||Free|
FUN FOR FAMILIES
From a day out in the fresh air, to Christmas craft activities in our glasshouses, the Botanic Garden offers a variety of activity to keep kids entertained throughout the year.