Plan Your Visit
Find out everything you need to know to get the most from your visit: how to find us, opening times and more. Plus, everything you need to know if you or anyone in your group has any special needs or requirements.
Please note, the Botanic Garden will be closed on Friday 9 June and Thursday 15 June for the set up and clear down of a private event held by Durham University. The Botanic Garden will reopen at 10am on Saturday 10 June and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 14 June. The Botanic Garden will become fully operational from 10am on Friday 16 June. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this period.
Explore this unique garden and discover something new around each corner across the changing seasons.
Art in the GardenHidden within the pathways, trees and gullies of the Botanic Garden reside several sculptures for you to discover.
GlasshousesHome to a plethora of weird and wonderful life, in our glasshouses you will find everything from tropical rainforest to desert cacti.
Native WoodlandThe central areas of the Garden are surrounded by woodland native to the British Isles, perfect for a peaceful stroll to relax and unwind.
Art in the Garden
Science and Conservation
The Garden is used for a range of scientific projects and plays a key role in Durham University’s commitment to conservation and biodiversity.
Oriental MuseumFrom Ancient Egypt to modern China, the Oriental Museum is devoted entirely to the art and archaeology of the great cultures of Northern Africa and Asia.
Historic Libraries at Palace GreenCosin’s Library was founded in 1669 by Bishop John Cosin to give local people access to ‘good books’.
From Ancient Egypt to modern China, the Oriental Museum is devoted entirely to the art and archaeology of the great cultures of Northern Africa and Asia.
Historic Libraries at Palace Green