We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.


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.

Learn more about us

MG Car Display

Sunday, 4 July 2021 , 10:00 to 16:00
Botanic Garden

The Durham MG Owners Club was formed in 2001 for local car enthusiasts interested in MG cars, both classic and modern. This informal gathering will showcase up to 20 cars representing models produced from the late 1940s through to the early 2000s. Visitors will be invited to nominate their favourite car on display, with a small trophy being awarded to the overall winner.

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 and will have to be felled later this year. 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.

Find Out More


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