RHS Durham University Botanic Garden

This 10ha (25 acre) University Botanic Garden is set among beautiful mature woodlands. Open to the public, visitors can wander through the alpine garden, winter garden, bamboo grove, glasshouses, woodland garden and wildflower meadow. Explore this unique garden and discover something new around each corner over the changing seasons.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.

Activities at RHS Durham University Botanic Garden include:

  • Gardens

We have also included their opening times and contact details. If you have any questions, you can contact the venue directly.


Disabled Toliets
Baby Changing

Useful Information

Opening Times

  • November – February / 10:30am – 4pm
  • March – October / 10am – 4:30pm


We offer free parking 7 days a week at the Visitor Centre car park.  We also offer Howland’s Farm car park on midweek days, and the Maths and Computer Sciences car park on weekends and bank holidays, free in both car parks.

Please note, you must give your registration number to the staff in the Visitor Centre on arrival to verify free parking in all of these car parks.

Activities available in this location

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Open Times

Monday 10:30-16:00
Tuesday 10:30-16:00
Wednesday 10:30-16:00
Thursday 10:30-16:00
Friday 10:30-16:00
Saturday 10:30-16:00
Sunday 10:30-16:00
Open times may vary.


0191 334 2887
Hollingside Lane
South Road

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