Don't miss our 24-acre site just minutes from Durham city centre; attractions that appeal to young and old alike, explore our Alpine Garden, Winter Garden, Bamboo Grove and Woodland. View our modern art or watch our bees in action. Walk through the desert house, and examine our collection of cacti, visit the tropical rainforest house, where you can even make it rain! This house contains not only a unique collection of plants, but some of its indigenous inhabitants, bugs, scorpions and tarantulas! We even have our own rare breed of sheep, the Manx Loghtan! Coffee shop, and gift shop onsite.