Gardens to Visit in Durham

Crook Hall & Gardens

Shasta Daisies © Seasonal Gardening

Grade I listed Medieval hall with six acres of exquisite gardens. Laid out as a series of individual garden rooms, packed with colour and wildlife. There are also two walled gardens, vegetable gardens, an orchard, circular maze and a meadow. Hall also open to the public.

Facilities: parking, cafe, regular events
Open: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed: 11am to 5pm
Address: Frankland Lane, Durham DH1 5SZ
Tel: 0191 384 8028
Web: crookhallgardens.co.uk

Durham Botanic Gardens

Giant Water Lily 'Victoria amazonica' (ASP)

Packed with all-year-round colour and interest. These exotic gardens contain many interesting plants, all set within 25 acres of mixed and mature woodland. There is a wide variety of interesting features to explore, with a wild flower meadow, woodland walks, ponds, alpine garden and a winter garden. Tropical glasshouses and many rare plants from around the globe.

Facilities: parking, refreshments, picnic area
Open: March to October
Address: South Rd, Durham DH1 3TN
Tel: 0191 334 2887
Web: dur.ac.uk/botanic.garden

Eggleston Hall Gardens

Fritillary Butterfly - by andyballard (CC0)

The historic nursery gardens at Eggleston Hall form a tranquil oasis containing many rare trees and unusual plants. The garden's rich borders were stocked by the plant hunters of the early 19th century. Long winding paths, moorland streams and picturesque views make this the perfect place for relaxing.

Facilities: plant sales, cafe
Open: Monday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Address: Eggleston, Durham DL12 0AG
Tel: 01833 650 230
Web: egglestonhallgardens.co.uk


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