Easter at Durham University Botanic Garden

Easter weekend is upon us here at the Retail Office and we are glad to have a few days off.

Our visitor attraction outlets, however, are expecting a busy Bank Holiday weekend, particualarly at the Botanic Garden where the 11th Annual Easter Chick Hunt will be taking place on Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

This fantastic family fun event around the Garden is organised by our 'Friends of the Garden'. Easter chicks are belived to be hiding in the Garden so bring the kids along and see how many you can spot.

The Garden is open all weekend so why not come along and enjoy the Spring sunshine amongst the budding plants and flowers. There is also a cafe serving hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and scones; and don't forget to visit our gift shop which stocks beautiful gifts, cards, home ware, toys and especially for this weekend - Easter chicks and bunny baskets!!!


Easter Chick Hunt 20th-21st April, 10am-4pm Durham University Botanic Garden. We recommend visitors use the kiosk entrance and park at the park and ride.

Posted On 17/04/2014
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Hannah's Intern Diary

As a recent graduate I know that entering the world of work can be a scary prospect. Through my intern diary I hope to show that the transition from library to office isn't so terrifying after all... in fact, for me, it has been a great experience!

I quickly learnt that no two days are ever the same here in the Retail Office. I love the varied nature of my role; my daily tasks range from processing customer orders to carrying out financial tasks. I also look after the social media pages for the Retail Office where we run regular competitions and offer online discounts... so if you haven't already checked out our Facebook and Twitter pages please do take a look!

It seems that spring may FINALLY have sprung, just in time for Easter. I love spring. The lighter mornings and milder temperatures make the bus journey to work each morning less of an ordeal and I can finally leave the duffle coat at home. The better weather has certainly had a positive impact on the office too as people head out-doors on their lunch break to take in a bit of fresh air and sunshine.

Of course another great thing about spring is Easter... ... read more

Posted On 14/04/2014
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