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5. Durham Botanic Gardens, Café and Visitor Centre

Top 10 ten places to visit in North East England - Durham and County Durham

Durham Botanic Gardens, Café and Visitor Centre

Durham Botanic Gardens has 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 the glasshouses you will find a collection of tropical rainforest plants, desert plants, and more familiar plants from the mediterranean. There are also some tropical bugs, scorpions and tarantulas. In late summer to early spring the arboretum is grazed by rare breed sheep. There are also various pieces of artwork around the garden. 

Durham Botanic Gardens is an eighteen-acre garden set in mature woodland with exotic trees from America and the Himalayas. In Prince Bishops’ Garden are a tropical house and cactus house with butterflies and insects. There's also a visitor centre with changing exhibitions, a cafe and toilets.

Durham Botanic Gardens Address:
Durham University Botanic Garden
Hollingside Lane,
South Road
Durham City
England, UK

Durham Botanic Gardens Opening Times:
The Garden is open daily from
10.00am to 4.00pm (November until the end of February)
10.00am to 5.00pm (March until the end of October)

Closed Christmas and New Year
*Admission is charged to visit the Garden Grounds and Glasshouses
There is no charge to visit the Coffee Shop or Plant Sales
Durham University Campus Card Holders Free
Please show your Campus Card at the Counter

Durham Botanic Gardens Admission:

Day Ticket

Adults £3.00
Concessions £2.00
Children & Students £1.50
Infants (under 5 years) Free
Helper / carers Free
No group rate
Season Ticket (valid 1 year from purchase)
Season ticket holders also get 10% discount in the plant sales
Adults £12.00
Concessions £8.00
Children and Students £6.00

T  +44 (0)191 3345521

F  +44 (0)191 3346477

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