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About Us

Our 10 hectare university Botanic Garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham city. We provide an academic resource to the university for teaching and research, as well as offering educational visits to schools.

Also open to the public, the Botanic Garden is a leading attraction in Durham, with guests young and old visiting throughout the year. Wander through the alpine garden, winter garden, bamboo grove, glass houses and our recently developed woodland garden and wild flower meadow.

Explore this unique garden and discover something new around each corner over the changing seasons. Our visitor centre is open daily, for you to treat yourself to something refreshing in the coffee shop and visit the gift shop. Learn more about us and what's here.

History of the Garden

Find out more about the early days of our beautiful Botanic Garden.

Explore our heritage

Plant Labels

Learn how our flora and fauna are labelled around the garden.

How we label plants

Conservation and biodiversity

What is the different wildlife in our Garden, and how do we protect it?

Protecting the Garden

Science in the Garden

As a working university Botanic Garden, several horticultural research projects are ongoing within the Garden.

Find out about scientific research taking place in the Garden

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