Gardens to visit in Durham (County)

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Here are some links to gardens to visit, either locally or whist on holiday in Durham (County). The sites we list include other sites recommending gardens as well as individual gardens.

The gardens listed include gardens which have limited access for people to visit, as well as other gardens open to the public all the year round - so check the opening times of particular gardens before going.

General Open Garden sites

National Gardens Scheme - The Charity behind The Yellow Book of gardens open to The public. Often small and usual gardens open just one or two days a year. The site includes The GardenFinder database for finding gardens to visit.

National Trust - Lists The gardens and property owned by The National Trust in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Garden History and Garden Tours - International guide to gardens to visit - includes large number of UK gardens.

British Red Cross Open Gardens programme offers a rare opportunity to explore the secrets of some hidden and private gardens not usually open to the public.

English Heritage - Lists The English Heritage gardens and properties open to The public.

Garden Shows - Diary of gardening shows around The UK.

Please check opening times by website or other contact detail as gardens have their own various opening times.

Gardens to visit in Durham (County)

Frankland Lane,
Crook Hall and Gardens The 13th century Grade I listed Medieval hall provides a spectacular backdrop to the stunning gardens just a short walk from the city's bustling market place.
Old Durham Gardens can be found less than a mile east of Durham City Centre. The gardens can be reached through a number of walks, including a very pleasant route through Pelaw Woods and provide a charming public space for everyone to enjoy. Here you will find a beautiful walled garden and terraces running down to a restored orchard. They were established more than 350 years ago and you can find out more about their development in the history section.
Hollingside Lane,
South Road,
Durham City,
Durham University Botanic Garden - Various areas include Annual Border, the Prince Bishops' Garden, Grass Collection, Cactus House, Tropical House, Conservatory and Tropical Bugs and Butterflies and much much more.
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