The lawns, Garden of Evolutions, vibrant plants and flowers make the University of Dundee Botanic Gardens the perfect backdrop for weddings, corporate events, exhibitions and private parties, within easy reach of the Dundee’s city centre.

There are a range of memorable venues available for any event and can accommodate up to 500 guests.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements with us whether it is for a wedding, dinner, drinks reception, exhibition or corporate event.


Education Centre

Located close to the Coffee Shop, The Education Centre is a wooden building with an open plan setting. It can accommodate small groups and is ideal for business meetings, lunches and special occasions.

  • Type of functions: Meeting room, birthday parties, small exhibitions
  • Numbers: Theatre style - Banqueting style - 24
  • Availability: All year
  • Cost: On application


The Glasshouse is a stunning and unique venue. The venue works perfectly for drinks and canapé receptions while your guests can explore the plant life of the tropical rainforest. 

  • Type of function: Drinks receptions, canapés
  • Numbers: 80 maximum
  • Availability: All year after Garden closing time – exclusive use
  • Cost: £500 plus VAT

Marquee Site and Hire 

Our beautifully landscaped gardens, lush lawns and plants from around the world lend themselves to a perfect setting for any marquee event. We are happy to discuss your requirements, however, the area behind the large glasshouse is usually preferred due to its proximity to the car park, toilets and other facilities.

There are small marquees (3m x 3m) and a traditional garden canvas marquee (6m x 12m) which are available to hire directly from the University of Botanic Garden. Larger marquees are to be hired externally. 

  • Type of function: Any
  • Numbers: 150
  • Availability: April to September
  • Marquee site hire cost: Facilities fee £500 plus VAT
  • Garden marquee cost: Facilities fee plus use of marquee £600 plus VAT
  • Mini marquee cost: Facilities fee plus use of a marquee £60 plus VAT

Small Log Cabin

Make your event an adventure! This is a small venue perfect for children’s activities and parties. The cabin is located in the heart of the Garden and will make a special day to remember. 

  • Type of function: Children's parties, small parties (including outside area around cabin)
  • Numbers: Max 10 inside.
  • Availability: April - September
  • Cost: Half day cost - £25.00 plus VAT

Eddie Kemp Pavilion

Dr Eddie Kemp was the University of Dundee Botanic Garden’s first curator. This pavilion was named after him and stands proudly in the heart of the Garden. It is a popular venue for intimate outdoor wedding ceremonies. 

  • Type of function: Outdoor wedding ceremonies
  • Numbers: Maximum 150
  • Availability: April - September
  • Cost: £200.00 plus VAT


Visitor Centre

A popular space for artists to exhibit their work. The Visitor Centre provides a bright modern space flexible space. 

  • Type of function: Drinks receptions, exhibitions
  • Numbers: 30 maximum
  • Availability: All year – 4.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Cost: £150.00 plus VAT

Botanic Garden Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop can be used out with normal business hours (daily 9am-5pm) and can cater for a wide variety of functions. 

  • Type of function: Any
  • Numbers: Minimum 20 maximum 50
  • Availability: All year
  • Cost: on application