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Durham University Botanic Garden has a rich connection with artists and their work, with many sculptures hidden around the garden. To this end we utilise the coffee shop in our Visitor Centre to exhibit art, paintings and photographs by local artists. 

We frequently host exhibitions of different artists’ work throughout the year. So, after a walk around the garden, why not ponder the paintings with a hot drink or over an afternoon snack? Many of the artists offer their work for sale, if a piece should catch your eye. 

If you are interested in exhibiting work of your own, you can express your interest by completing the following form.

For any other queries, please contact the Retail Office by calling +44(0) 191 334 9357 or  emailing

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  • Current exhibitions