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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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Signs of Spring

1 February 2020 - 29 February 2020 , 10:00 to 16:00
Botanic Garden

Pick up a spotter sheet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the garden (subject to availability of leaflets). This is a self-led activity around the Garden.

News

Weather permitting, during week commencing 2 March 2020 we are planning to undertake some work to replace the glass in part of the Greenhouse roof. There may be some short term closures during the day, but we will restrict these to a mimimum. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this essential work.

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 between Christmas and New Year).

We are open on Bank Holidays and Easter Sunday.

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

Carers

Free
Durham University Campus Card holders Free
RHS Members - free entry every Monday, and the first Saturday of each month, throughout 2020 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.

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4SCHOOLS

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.

View the 4Schools Page