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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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Signs of Autumn

1 October 2017 - 31 October 2017 , 10:00 to 17:00
Botanic Garden

Pick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre and explore the garden to see what you can discover (subject to availability)



Autumn 2017

Autumn has certainly arrived and the lawns and paths are smothered with carpets of colourful leaves. This time of year its not just about the leaves, some berries and flowers can be seen at their best. Look out for the strange looking clusters of black berries on our Acanthopanax on the Oriental lawn, and there are some great Hawthorns (Crataegus) in our North American Arboretum.

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