Durham Botanic Garden | Day Out With The Kids

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Durham Botanic Garden

  • Durham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

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.

Opening hours

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

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

Pricing

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

Travel & Contact Information

Address

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

Phone number

0191 334 5521

Map

Website

Click here to visit Durham Botanic Garden's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite and nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Durham Botanic Garden has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Durham Botanic Garden has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Durham Botanic Garden has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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