University of Durham Botanic Garden

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Address and contact details
Hollingside Lane, Durham, Co. Durham, DH1 3TN
Tel: 0191 3747971
Fax: 0191 3747478
Latitude: 54° 45' 41" N
Longitude: 01° 34' 27" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1971
Ownership:University of Durham
Garden code:DHM
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork
Mr S.J. Ansdell
Professor A.R.S. Slabas
Contact person: Mr S.J. Ansdell
Total Staff:12
Physical environment
Altitude:100 m
Soil type:Clay and sand, neutral
Total area:16 ha
Area heated:465 m²
Weather recordsNo records kept
Average annual:650 mm
Plant collection
Special genera within the collections:
Primula, Sorbus
Record Keeping:Records kept
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:Unknown
Publications:Garden guide, Web Site Checklist of County Durham Vascular Plants
Identifications:Undertakes freeidentifications for the general public
Teaching and Education:Primary, secondary, potential for public education
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Café, plant shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:40,000
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm by arrangement
Location map
Location map

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