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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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Friends of the Garden Plant Sale

Monday, 29 May 2017 , 10:00 to 16:00
Botanic Garden

The annual 'Friends of the Garden' plant sale returns with a wide selection of plants and seeds available for purchase.

There will be cacti and succulents for sale from the Teesside Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society.



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.

View the 4Schools Page