Durham Botanic Garden | Day Out With The Kids

Durham Botanic Garden

Durham, County Durham, England

  • Kids touching pine tree at Durham Botanic Garden
  • Boy cutting tree at Durham Botanic Garden

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Durham Botanic Garden 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. It also has some tropical bugs, scorpions and tarantulas. In late summer to early spring the arboretum is grazed by rare breed sheep.

Don't miss the magnificent monkey puzzle tree that dominates the centre of the garden, and be sure to stop at the apiary.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Hollingside Lane, South Road, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3TN, England


Click here to visit Durham Botanic Garden's website
0191 334 5521

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

March - October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

November - February
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £4.00
Kids (5-16): £1.50
Concessions: £3.00

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