Venue Hire

The Durban Botanic Gardens, Africa’s oldest surviving botanic garden, is an ideal green setting for private and corporate functions. All revenue generated from venue hire is managed by the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust.  This forms part of the fundraising mandate of the Trust thus enabling the Trust to donate funds to plant conservation, education programmes and projects within the Durban Botanic Gardens.

Indoor Venues situated at the Visitors Complex

The Boardroom

This is a perfect venue for your small boardroom meetings or small training workshops.
The boardroom can accommodate the following:

Classroom: 16 / Cinema: 20 / Horseshoe / U-Shape: 20
Banqueting: not optional

Conference venue

This versatile venue is suitable for conferences, product launches, workshops, exhibitions and weddings.

The conference venue can accommodate the following:
Classroom Style: 120 / Cinema Style: 200  /
Horseshoe / U-Shape: 90 / Banqueting: 200

Outdoor Venues in the Gardens


A beautiful setting for your wedding ceremony, tucked away in the Gardens and surrounded by luscious plant life.  This venue can accommodate up to 300 guests.

The Lake Area

Enjoy your special function under the umbrella of majestic, grand old palms surrounding the Lake.

The Lake area can accommodate up to 800 people in a marquee on the lawn.

This is a premier garden space and forms a scenic backdrop for special events including open air concerts.

uMphafa Area

This is a large multipurpose green space ideal for larger events of up to 7500 people.

Durban Botanic Gardens Public Events

The Durban Botanic Gardens has hosted a variety of successful public events including local and international concerts, outdoor cinemas, family friendly events and conservation significant events.  If you are interested in having your event at the Durban Botanic Gardens, please contact our functions team for an event application form.

For all venue hire enquiries, please email: