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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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Thursday, June 16, 2016

New sound-and-vision art installation at the Botanic Garden marking the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll and the naming of the iconic item of swimwear.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Marko will be in the Garden today , so come along to learn circus tricks, including how to juggle and spin plates, at this fun workshop. No need to pre-book. Just turn up on the day. Normal admission charges apply. There is no additional charge to participate in this event.

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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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