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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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Curious Arts

Sunday, 8 August 2021 , 11:00 to 15:00
Botanic Garden

Join Curious Arts at Durham University Botanic Garden for fun, family activities as part of Summer in the City and Cosin’s Library Project.

* Mini Pride *
Celebrate everything that's unique and wonderful about families at Mini Pride!

Take part in fun, creative activities from colourful arts and crafts to storytime with an extra special guest.

Suitable for ages 3-7 and their families.
The ACE-funded Cosin’s Library Project has teamed up with Curious Arts to bring a new narrative to this historic library.

Drop-in between: 11:00am - 12:30pm and 1:00pm - 2:30pm

* Wildflower *
Join the Wildflowers as they ride by for a fun, floral pop-up performance. Creating a welcoming environment where everyone can thrive!

Suitable for everyone.

Catch the Wildflowers between 11:00am - 15:00pm

Normal admission charges apply and there are no additional charges for participating in this event.


The monkey puzzle tree in the Botanic Garden is, we estimate, around 160 years old. Sadly the sudden demise of these trees is quite common and in 2020 it started to deteriorate. The branches were removed in May 2021. We may leave the stump as a feature, which will look like a giant elephant's foot.


From a day out in the fresh air, to 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