Welcome to the Dundee Botanic Garden
The Jewel in the Crown
Visit the University of Dundee Botanic Garden and enjoy its wide range of plants, with fine collections of conifers and broad-leaved trees and shrubs, tropical and temperate glasshouses, water garden and herb garden. Located in 9.5 hectares of south facing, gently sloping land near the banks of the River Tay, the Garden features many species of indigenous British plants as well as representative collections of important plants from all the continents of the world.
The Garden is arranged geographically, so that you can walk through the world's temperate regions from the Mediterranean to East Asia. The British Native Plant area contains plant communities adapted to conditions high in the Angus glens at the top of the mountain area, following a stream down through woodlands of various types, to the seashore. The Glasshouses contain contrasting rainforest and desert habitats, whilst the historical development of plant adaptations is shown in our Evolution Garden.
The Garden is committed to Education for people of all ages, with more than 80,000 visitors crossing its threshold every year. The Garden has a popular café and gift shop with plant nursery, whilst regular art exhibitions are hosted in the Visitor Centre, and facilities exist for holding receptions and meetings.