Botanic Garden

Visit the University of Dundee Botanic Garden to enjoy and learn about our wide range of plants and trees.

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Located on 9.5 hectares, looking out over the banks of the River Tay, the Botanic Garden houses a wide range of plant life. This plant collection consists of both indigenous British plants, and important plants from across the world.

As well as this you will find collections of trees, shrubs, tropical and temperate glasshouses, and our water and herb gardens.

We are committed towards science, conservation and education. These are principles that we want to share with our 80,000+ visitors each year.

The Botanic Garden also has a popular coffee shop, gift shop, and a plant nursery. We regularly host art exhibitions in our Visitor Centre. We also have facilities which can be hired for holding receptions and meetings.

When you can visit us

March - October

Mon - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
(Last entry 16:00, Garden closes 16:30)

November - February

Mon - Sun 10:00 - 15:30
(Last entry 15:00, Garden closes 15:30)


We offer a full schools programme for nursery up to Higher level linked to the Curriculum for Excellence. We are also happy to devise new tailor-made activities according to teachers' particular needs.
Find out how you can learn with us

Get involved

There are lots of ways in which volunteers help the Garden. If you would like some ideas, or more information about volunteering at the Garden, please contact us.
Find out about volunteering opportunities
Contact information


Botanic Garden and Grounds
University of Dundee
Riverside Drive


+44 0)1382 381190 (Office)
+44 (0)1382 666410 (Coffee shop)