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Durham University

Durham University Catering

Visitor Cafes

Botanic Garden

Please note: The Botanic Garden will be closed week commencing Monday 2nd December whilst essential maintenance work is carried out. Regular opening hours are expected to resume week commencing Monday 9th December.

Café, Gift Shop and Visitor Centre

Come and visit us at the café for a warm friendly welcome, plenty of seating (inside or out!), seasonal menu and a gift shop to browse some nature inspired gifts and cards. During the colder months come and take advantage of our soup and a sandwich deal, it changes daily…what better way to set you up for a walk around the gardens? Or you may prefer a delicious piece of cake, cup of tea or a homemade fruit scone; clotted cream, jam and butter are all available!

Our café is family friendly, offering high chairs, babyccinos or gingerbread people to keep your little ones happy before or after your nature adventure.

Our extensive menu includes vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options across cakes, hot drinks, sandwiches, salads and soups; the chocolate gluten-free brownie is divine! Please ask a team member for further details.

Set in 10 hectares of beautiful mature woodlands, the garden provides the perfect place for an after lunch stroll with free entry to university campus card holders.

Opening Times

10:00 to 17:00 - Monday to Sunday

Cafe on the Green

Stop by the café for a delicious lunch, light bite, tea and cake, or a glass of wine – whatever takes your fancy! Situated on a UNESCO world heritage site, you can enjoy views of Durham Castle and Cathedral while you dine, and also enjoy the local artwork hanging inside the café.

Café on the Green is our only café offering table service, so you can sit back and relax after a day spent exploring, and let us do all of the work. With fresh handmade sandwiches, toasties, salads, jacket potatoes, soup and scones all on offer, as well as a range of tempting cakes and pastries, there’s plenty of choice.

Café on the Green is also fully licensed so you can enjoy a glass or two of wine with your meal!

Opening Times

9:00 to 18:00 - Monday to Sunday

Contact Details

Durham University Botanic Gardens
South Road

Telephone: 0191 334 5524

Contact Details

3 Cosins Hall

Telephone: 0191 334 3688

TasteDurham Quality Assured and Local Produce Champion 2017.