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.

Joining instructions

We are open all year, daily, 10:00 - 16.30 (15:30 November - February). The last entry and glasshouses close 30 minutes for garden closure.  If the main gates are closed telephone Campus Security +44 (0)1382 385850.

The coffee shop is open from 09:00 until 17:00. Telephone +44 (0)1382 666410 for bookings.

Our rates are:

  • adults £5.00
  • seniors £4.50
  • under-16s free

Full guidance is regularly updated on the official government website for staying safe Coronavirus (COVID-19): staying safe and protecting others

We are looking forward to visiting the garden. Find out how to book your tickets on the Visit page


T: +44 (0)1382 381190 (office)
T: +44 (0)1382 666410 (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.