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Garden tours: horticulture

Join our gardening guru volunteers for a tour.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Expert garden volunteers share their knowledge about the seasonal flowers, plants and shrubs which give each garden its unique character. With insights into a nature-friendly, sustainable approach to gardening.

Free, included with admission to the gardens. Donations welcome.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Children welcome, must be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point

Meet at the admissions hut by the entrance.

What to bring and wear

Please wear sensible shoes.

Accessibility

Winding, narrow or uneven paths make some areas inaccessible to wheelchair users.

Upcoming events

Event

Durham city walk 

A guided walk delving into the history of Durham

Event summary

on
16 Jul to 29 Oct 2024
at
13:00 to 15:15
+ 15 other dates or times
Event

Garden tours: history and literary links 

Step into the gardens' past.

Event summary

on
17 Jul to 30 Oct 2024
at
11:00 to 12:00
+ 15 other dates or times
Event

Nature crafts for kids 

Be inspired by nature and create some wild art.

Event summary

on
23 Jul to 27 Aug 2024
at
11:00 to 15:30
+ 5 other dates or times
Event

Summer sports 

Have a go at outdoor games and mini-sports activities for all the family.

Event summary

on
25 Jul to 29 Aug 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 5 other dates or times