Durham University Botanic Garden

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Hollingside Lane South Road

  • Phone: 0191 334 5521

This 18-acre garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham City. We have plant collections from around the world, including China, Japan, North America, South Africa, New Zealand and Chile, as well as a woodland garden, alpine garden and bamboo grove. In our glasshouses you will find a collection of tropical rainforest plants, desert plants, and more familiar plants from the mediterranean. We also have some tropical bugs, scorpions and tarantulas. In late summer to early spring our arboretum is grazed by our rare breed sheep. There are also various pieces of artwork around the garden. The garden is enjoyed by young and old alike.

Further information

Opening Hours:

The Garden is open daily from: 10am to 4pm (November until the end of February) 10am to 5pm (March until the end of October) Admissions is charged to visit the Garden Grounds and Glasshouses. There is no charge to visit the Coffee Shop or Plant Sales. Closed Christmas and New Year


Adults - £4.00 Concessions - £3.00 Children & Students - £1.50 Infants (under 5) - Free

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