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.
Signs of Spring
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.
Spring is certainly here, the recent warm weather with temperatures as high a 25c have really brought things on. Birch are showing green shoots and the woodland garden rhododendrons are in full flower. The Japanese cherries are late this year, but some are out and by the last week of April they should be fully out. The tulips in the bed by the greenhouse are all out and the ones in tub following closely behind. Daffodils are fully out of course, and the special collection of them below the oriental gazebo have colour variations, one visitor described them as looking like fried eggs!
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.