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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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Winter Wonderland

1 December 2019 - 23 December 2019 , 10:00 to 16:00
Botanic Garden

Pick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the garden. This is a self-led activity, and subject to the availability of spotter sheets.

Please note the Botanic Garden will be closed from Monday 23rd December 2019 to Thursday 2nd January 2020.



Advance notice of closure of the Botanic Garden and Cafe for essential maintenance work. Closure will be from Monday 2 December 2019 for a week, with everything re-opening at 10am on Monday 9 December. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this period of 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


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.

View the 4Schools Page