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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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Fascination of Plants Day 2017

Saturday, 13 May 2017 , 11:00 to 15:00
Botanic Garden

Durham University post-graduate students will be taking you on a worldwide tour of fascinating plants in the Botanic Garden.

Plants are fascinating and are vital for our health and our environment. Join us to learn all about the amazing plants at the Botanic Garden and take a whirlwind tour around the world to find out where some of our food comes from. There will be hands-on seed sowing and fascinating plants on display.

Events planned include seed sowing, a quiz, plant theatre, and dissecting insectivorous plants.


Moths Seen at the Botanic Garden

Durham University Masters student, Stuart Brooker, has been studying and surveying moths at the Botanic Garden woodland since 2014. So far over 240 species have been identified and recorded, including the first recording in County Durham of Cryptoblabes bistriga. Surveying will commence once again in Spring 2017.

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.

Adults £4.00
Concession £3.00
Students/Children (over 5) £1.50
Infants Free


Durham University Campus Card holders  Free



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.

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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.

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