Education

The Botanic Garden is a superb resource for teaching and learning at all levels from nursery to post-school levels and beyond.

The Scottish Daffodil Project

The significance of this research lies in the context of educating and training the next generation of plant scientists and botanical horticulturalists.

See the project →

Self-guiding trails

Explore our exciting new trail to discover the wonderful world of plants and those who uncover their secrets to help people & planet.

Join the trails →

Rewilding Dundee

The University of Dundee Botanic Garden has launched its 'Rewilding Dundee' project in March 2021, designed to build upon the nascent urban nature reserve movement one garden and its post code at a time..

Join the Rewilding Dundee project →

Education resources for schools

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.

Although the principal emphasis is on plant-related activities, the Botanic Garden is a suitable resource for a wide range of subjects - general biology, geography, history, environmental science and art and design.

Courses for Teachers

Please contact the Education Officer, Dr Neil Paterson (T: 01382 381192 E: n.w.paterson@dundee.ac.uk) if you would like to arrange a training session for teachers.  These can be tailor-made to meet the needs of individual teachers or groups of teachers.

Courses for adults

From time to time, Garden staff offer courses on various plant and science topics under the University of Dundee Courses for Adults programme. For current information, visit the Continuing Education website.

Research

Honours year and PhD students carry out research in the garden as part of their course work. The Curator (Kevin Frediani) and Education Officer (Dr Neil Paterson) can advise on the current programmes.