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Durham University Botanic Garden

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United Kingdom - Durham City

Institution Code: DHM

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Araucaria araucana
Araucaria araucana

Main Address:
Durham University Botanic Garden
Hollingside Lane, Off South Road, DURHAM CITY DH1 3TN
Durham City
United Kingdom

Telephone: DIRECT LINE:0191 3345522
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Professor Tony Slabas
    Curator's Name: Steve Ansdell
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Mike Hughes (Head gardener)
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 6
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1971
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 7 Hectares
  • Total Area: 16 Hectares
    Latitude: 54.762471
    Longitude: -1.575036
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 465 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 3
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 40000
    Number of Volunteers: 10

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 5000

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes