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 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.

Dundee Botanic Garden will remain open during lockdown

We ask all visitors to ensure they are respectful of the permitted guidance for gardens to allow them to remain open.

This includes:

  • up to 4 adults from up to 2 households can meet outdoors
  • visitors should not travel to the Botanic Garden from outwith Dundee city area

Full guidance is regularly updated on the official government website for stay at home guidance

The café will remain closed until further notice.

The glasshouses will be open to the public from Saturday 20 March 2021

Through January the garden is open 7 days per week from 10.00 until 15:00 (last garden entry 14.30 and main gate closes at 15:30), Children under 16 get in free.

We are looking forward to seeing you back.

Complete a Visitors access form before attending the Garden.

This video will give you instructions on how you can safely visit the garden during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Find out how to book your tickets on the Visit page.


T: +44 (0)1382 381190 (office)
T: +44 (0)1382 381193 (coffee shop)
Your Visit

Find out what to expect at your visit to the Garden. Check out our news page for updates, events and exhibitions and view beautiful photos of what we have to offer.


We offer a comprehensive 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 more. 

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, or becoming a Friend of the Garden, please contact us using our online enquiry form.

Event Hire

The Botanic Garden is an ideal place for you to hold your function in a great setting close to the heart of the City. Please contact us to discuss your requirements with us whether it is for a Wedding, Family Party or Corporate Event.