Indigo Tracks Art Exhibition

Indigo Tracks are a newly formed group of contemporary textile and mixed media artists and their first exhibition will be at Dundee Botanic Garden from 8th-21st September. A group of seven they work with paint, print, paper, textiles, stitch and more. The exhibition will demonstrate the diversity and innovative nature of their work. Items will be for sale, including original works, prints and cards. ...

Tee time at Botanic Garden

The University of Dundee is hosting a new kind of course that could lead green-fingered golf fans to a different kind of Masters. As the world’s top golfers arrive in Scotland ahead of the Open Championship at Carnoustie next month, staff at the University’s Botanic Garden are already getting into the swing of things as they prepare to open their very own putting green. The six-hole layout will open to the public on Monday 3 July, giving visitors the chance to ensure their short game skills can match those competing over the Angus links. Bob Sutherland, Acting Garden Manager and designer of the...

Plants and Engineering with Dr Neil Paterson and Professor Glyn Bengough

The Friends of the Botanic Garden are sponsoring two fantastic talks this August which will be run by The University of Dundee Botanic Garden and The School of Science and Engineering. The event is on the 7 September starting at 2pm in the Education Centre at the garden. Neil will talk about how weird water is and how it flows more than 100 meters up tall trees.  Glyn’s talk is about carbon-friendly engineering of soil with plants - from protecting people to understanding how our gardens grow.  giving two brilliant talks about subjects you probably wouldn't think would normally collaborate....

"Blooming Marvellous" Exhibition

"Sex Obsession and Madness: Carl Linnaeus and the Naming of Names"   This talk is about why and how we name and classify plants and the story of the extremely odd life and work of Linnaeus the great Swedish botanist but also about John Ray, the forgotten English hero of plant classification.   Venue: Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries 1-7 Abbot Street Dunfermline KY12 7NL   Date: 27th September at 2pm   Booking: Online at www.onfife.com or at the Galleries Cost: £2 per ticket  ...

Botanic Garden Curator Alasdair Hood retires after 20 years

The curator in charge of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden is hanging up his hat and gloves after a two-decade career. Following a career at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), University of Durham and Elmwood College, Alasdair joined the Garden in 1998 and has made a tremendous contribution. He played a pivotal role in promoting the Garden as a botanical resource, despite the University of Dundee closing the degrees in botany in 2001. This passion for sharing education and knowledge was evident in many of the initiatives Alasdair undertook. He employed a part-time Education Office to start a scho...