Durham University Botanic Garden

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Durham University Botanic Garden

The Durham university Botanic lawn is a botanical lawn located in Durham, the garden is is 25 acres of mature woodlands inside the southern outskirts of the city.

The botanic gardens had been placed on their present site in view that 1970 before being officially opened in 1988 by the then Chancellor Dame Margot Fonteyn and now attract some 80,000 site visitors annually.

The garden has an array of distinguished plants with collections ranging from Chile in South america, China and Japan within the a long way East, in addition to from Southern Africa and New Zealand.

The lawn is likewise domestic to an arboretum, Alpine lawn and bamboo grove. inside the glasshouses tropical rain-forest flora, barren region flora and species from the Mediterranean are on display in addition to tropical insects including stick insects, scorpions, butterflies and tarantulas.

The gardens host a spread of events ranging from seminars and guided tours to a neighborhood watch organization for youngsters and flower indicates.

Wander thru the Alpine garden, wintry weather lawn, Bamboo Grove and our lately developed woodland lawn and wild flower meadow. With many locations to simply sit and muse, view the current artwork or watch the bees in motion of their hive.

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Adult: £4.00 pp
Children and Students: £1.50 pp
Concession: £3.00 pp
Infants: Free
Carers: Free
Durham University Campus Card holders: Free


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1st of March to 31st of October open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

1st of November to the end of February open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Closed over Christmas.

Open During Bank Holidays and Easter Sundays


Official website: Botanic Garden

Map Location

Address: South Rd, Durham DH1 3TN, UK
Coordinates: 54°45′38″N 1°34′31″W