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Find out everything you need to know to get the most from your visit: how to find us, opening times and more. Plus, everything you need to know if you or anyone in your group has any special needs or requirements.   

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming events

Annual Easter Chick Hunt

Sunday 31 March, 2024
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Botanic Garden
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Green Woodworking Event

Sunday 14 April, 2024
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Botanic Garden
Local green woodworker, Chris Helliwell

MG Car Display

Sunday 7 July, 2024
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Botanic Garden
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Teddy Bear's Picnic

Monday 12 August, 2024
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Botanic Garden
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What’s here

Explore this unique garden and discover something new around each corner across the changing seasons.

  • Art in the Garden

    Hidden within the pathways, trees and gullies of the Botanic Garden reside several sculptures for you to discover.
    Fun-Gate from afar
  • Glasshouses

    Home to a plethora of weird and wonderful life, in our glasshouses you will find everything from tropical rainforest to desert cacti.
    The Greenhouse Lawn at the Botanic Garden
  • Native Woodland

    The central areas of the Garden are surrounded by woodland native to the British Isles, perfect for a peaceful stroll to relax and unwind.
    The woodland at the Botanic Garden.

Art in the Garden

Hidden within the pathways, trees and gullies of the Botanic Garden reside several sculptures for you to discover.
Fun-Gate from afar

Glasshouses

Home to a plethora of weird and wonderful life, in our glasshouses you will find everything from tropical rainforest to desert cacti.
The Greenhouse Lawn at the Botanic Garden

Native Woodland

The central areas of the Garden are surrounded by woodland native to the British Isles, perfect for a peaceful stroll to relax and unwind.
The woodland at the Botanic Garden.
Many unusual & exotic plants, ancient trees in well kept gardens, so informative. Plenty of seating & space for children to explore. Small gift shop & cafe, take a picnic & enjoy the surroundings.
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The Department of Biosciences Research Showcase area at the Botanic Garden

Science and Conservation

The Garden is used for a range of scientific projects and plays a key role in Durham University’s commitment to conservation and biodiversity.

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Nearby attractions

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Museum of Archaeology

Charting the story of Durham from prehistory to modern times.
A blurry person walking through a gallery.

Historic Libraries at Palace Green

Cosin’s Library was founded in 1669 by Bishop John Cosin to give local people access to ‘good books’.
A person exploring the books at a bookcase in Cosin's Library.
A child smiling under a sculpture at the botanic Gardens

Learn

The Learning and Engagement Team offer a range of sessions suitable for early years and key stage one as well as self led options for Key Stage 2.

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