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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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What's On View All Events

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Pick up an Explorer Backpack from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the Garden. (Subject to availability)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Join us for the ever-popular spooky mask making session.

Latest News

The Botanic Garden Welcomes Back the Millennium Bug!

The Millennium bug is returning after being away for over a year... 

Inspired by the Millennium, two local artists, Graeme Hopper and David Buxton, took 8 months to create a giant bug and her offspring. It has been always very popular with visitors, with kids and adults a like who have been enjoying exploring this strange life-forms which have become since its installation a very much loved and distinctive feature of the garden.

(19 Aug 2016) » More about The Botanic Garden Welcomes Back the Millennium Bug!


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

Carers

Free 
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.

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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