Durham University Botanic Garden

Durham University Botanic Garden
Hollingside Lane
South Road
Durham
DH1 3TN
England

Website

www.dur.ac.uk/botanic.garden/

E-mail

botanic.garden@durham.ac.uk

Telephone

0191 334 5521

Fax

0191 334 6477

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

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.

Venue Type:

Environmental or ecological centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

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

Admission charges

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

Collection details

Natural Sciences

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Stick your neck out for National Storytelling Week

  • 7 February 2015 11am-3pm

UK artist Ingrid Sylvestre is internationally known for her distinctive and versatile creativity. She works full time as a professional artist and has held many exhibitions in public and private galleries & museums, and undertaken a great variety of commissions, residencies & fellowships.

She is best known for the creation of stories on her giraffe family, The Neckmanns, who have have become internationally famous. She is a popular story teller in Durham and throughout the North East UK at events and in schools.

There is no additional charge to attend this event, entry is included in the admission charge.

No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.dur.ac.uk/botanic.garden/whatson/details/?id=22479

Dazzling Daffodils

  • 14 February 2015

Spring is back! Celebrate its arrival by creating a beautiful daffodil to brighten you day.

There is no additional charge to attend this event, entry is included in the admission charge.

No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.dur.ac.uk/botanic.garden/whatson/details/?id=22490

Bird

Barmy Bird Masks

  • 18 February 2015

Create your own barmy bird mask and wear it as you tour the garden looking for our feathered friends.

This activity is included in the standard admission cost, no additional charges apply.

No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.dur.ac.uk/botanic.garden/whatson/details/?id=22492

Marvellous Mums

  • 14 March 2015 1-3pm

Create a special present and card to say a big thank you.

This activity is included in the standard admission cost, no additional charges apply.

No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.dur.ac.uk/botanic.garden/whatson/details/?id=22493

Traditional Crafts Weekend

  • 14 — 15 March 2015

Silversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer, will be demonstrating their skills in the garden.

This activity is included in the standard admission cost, no additional charges apply.

No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.dur.ac.uk/botanic.garden/whatson/details/?id=22495

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