A great place to visit for a stroll at any time of year. Wonderful in Spring and Summer when in full bloom. The oriental indoor plants are a treat to view and one can relax on the lawns or have coffee and treats on the balcony area overlooking the lovely pool.
Welcome to the Botanic Garden
Our 10 hectare university 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 Botanic Gardens are a heaven, quiet, immaculately maintained and very peaceful. There's plenty to occupy kids... including a trail where they can look for various hidden animals dotted around. Thoroughly recommended for a pleasant 2-3 hours and with a top quality coffee shop/ restaurant at the end of it!”
One of my favourite locations at Durham University, completely open to the public! Wonderful mix of English, Japanese, North American, and other gardens - and plants - from around the world.”
Loved this place! Once I got away from the kids fun day, it was really peaceful. Need a good pair of walking shoes as can be a bit muddy in the wet and there are a few steep climbs if you want to do them. Beautiful plants and trees. Lots of things to keep kids amused.”
Opening Hours & Admission
Open To All
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.
Botanic Garden wins Award for Excellence 2015
TripAdvisor has awarded the Botanic Garden a Certificate of Excellence for 2015. Founded in 2010, the Certificate of Excellence award honours hospitality businesses that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews. Properties that are awarded the Certificate of Excellence demonstrate hospitality excellence and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on TripAdvisor.
(9 Jun 2015)