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Botanic Garden


Botanic Garden Staff contacts:

Horticultural Manager

Steve Ansdell 0191 33 45520 

Head Gardener

for information about tours (including school tours), talks or queries about anything to do with the garden :

Mike Hughes 0191 33 45522

Assistant Head Gardener

Peter Thomson 0191 33 45522


Bill Harrison; Stephen Handley; Craig Mitchinson and Claire Pragnell.


Durham University Botanic Garden

Hollingside Lane

South Road




Telephone (+44) (0)191 33 45521


Group Bookings/Visitor Centre bookings

If you are visiting the garden as a group of more than 10 people please book your visit. Our visitor centre is available for evening hire. For more information or to book your visit please contact:

Event Durham  0191 33 42887

For enquires about the gift shop:

Retail Office Amy Wilkinson,  0191 33 49251

For enquiries about booking an artist's exhibition:

Botanic Garden Visitor Centre Supervisor Jennie Pope  0191 33 45524

For enquiries about the coffeeshop :


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