Durham University Botanic Garden, Durham

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The Durham University Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Durham, England. The site is set in 25 acres (10 ha) of mature woodlands in the southern outskirts of the city. The botanic gardens have been located on their present site since 1970 before being officially opened in 1988 by the then Chancellor Dame Margot Fonteyn and now attract some 80,000 visitors annually.
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  • Very disappointed that there was a £4 entrance fee! These gardens are not that special. We’ve been to many countries around the world where gardens are free and a lot more impressive. 
    Very disappointed that there was a £4 entrance fee! These gardens are not that special. We’ve been to many countries around the world where gardens are free and a lot more impressive.  more »
  • Maybe my visit was enhanced by the wonderful spring weather and the kaleidoscope colours of the tulips beds, but this place was truly in its full glory today. It has all you would expect of a... 
    Maybe my visit was enhanced by the wonderful spring weather and the kaleidoscope colours of the tulips beds, but this place was truly in its full glory today. It has all you would expect of a...  more »
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  • Visited a few Sundays ago during a weekend break in Durham. We walked from the city centre using part of the Riverside Walk &, in the glorious warm sunshine, it was a pleasant walk, but the signage is a bit lacking. Google maps got us there. The gardens are lovely. Lots to walk around, lovely outside seating area and a great hot house with its very own rainfall. Staff were friendly & efficient - being Mother's Day they were very busy. Would recommend a visit.
  • I thought Durham Botanic Garden was a lovely place to stroll around on a sunny spring day. Planted across 25 acres, the garden has several sections connected by footpaths. They include a North American and Alpine garden plus a zone with bamboo. The greenhouse hosts plants from jungle and desert areas. With a café, it was easy to spend three hours at the botanic garden.

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