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: 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.


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.