Moorbank Botanical Garden

Moorbank Garden spans 3 hectares and is part of the Town Moor, a large working farm in the centre of the city, adjacent to the campus of Newcastle University. mbplant3Plants were first grown here in 1923 and the area under cultivation was extended in 1980 when material was transferred to the site from the late Randle Cooke’s Kilbryde Garden at Corbridge. Outside are formal plantings and collections of rhododendron, potentilla and medicinal plants. The glasshouse complex (0.1 ha) was erected in 1985 and holds collections of tropical and desert plants and many other groups used in teaching. The glasshouses are divided into cool areas (8-10 °C in winter) and warmer areas (min 16 °C in winter).

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Sunday May 10th 14.00-17.00
Wednesday July 15th (evening) 17.00-20.00
Sunday October 25th 13.00-16.00

Group visits and tours are available by appointment. Please contact the Moorbank manager (Clive Barr: telephone 0191 232 8063.

Admission charges

Adults £2.50

Moorbank Botanical Garden
Claremont Road
Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyne and Wear



0191 222 6269

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