Northumbria in Bloom 2017 - Gold for the Botanic Garden
Tourist and Visitor Attraction, and Country Estates.
Judges' comments included, "The Botanic Garden is stunning and ticks every box .... This beautiful environment encompasses education, biodiversity, natural heritage, industrial heritage, botanical experimentation - and sheer enjoyment."
Northumbria in Bloom 2016 - Gold for the Botanic Garden
Tourist and Visitor Attractions, and Country Estates
Northumbria in Bloom 2015 - Gold for the Botanic Garden
Another win for the Botanic Garden in the Tourist & Visitor Attractions and Country Estates category.
Northumbria in Bloom 2014 - Two Golds for the Botanic Garden together with Durham City
Each year, communities take part in competitions such as Beautiful Durham, Northumbria in Bloom and Britain in Bloom. These campaigns focus on community engagement, improving the environment and rewarding horticultural excellence.
This year the Botanic Garden entered the competition together with Durham City, which secured gold in the large town category and overall category winner for 2014.
Gold was also achieved for the Garden in the Grounds of Hospitals, Universities and other Public Buildings category together with the University of Durham.
Giant Amazonian Waterlilly
Our Giant Amazonian waterlily is the biggest we have seen it, the leaves 1.5 meters / 5 feet in diameter and each new one getting bigger. Also in the greenhouse we are pleased to see a new shoot emerging on our giant Titan arum, hopefully it won’t outgrow the greenhouse.