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 Neil Paterson

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 15 August starting at 2pm in the Education Centre at the garden.   Neil will giving two brilliant talks about subjects you probably wouldn't think would normally collaborate. The first one is about how trees survive and the process in how they take in water from the soil, this is a fascinating process to learn about. The second talk will give ideas and initiate discussion around saving our soi...

Summer Opening Hours

The garden is now open until 8.30pm every day of the week (excluding Friday). Enjoy summer evenings in the outdoors until August 31st. All staff and students can enter the garden for free, groups welcome, picnicking is permitted. For further information contact the Friends of the Garden at fudbg.committee@gmail.com....

Charity Art Fair

Ruvuma Development Aid is a very small charity who are currently working on a project to build a Nursery and Primary School at Namanditi in the Ruvuma Region of Tanzania. The school is a memorial to Ntimbanjayo Millinga a local man who spent his life helping the people of the region to find their way out of poverty. One of the key means of this is through the education of children and so the school is a fitting memorial.   The Primary school is nearly finished and it has over 200 children attending of whom 54 are sponsored. The first class with 16 sponsored children will graduate from the Ntimbanjayo ...

'Blossom in Japan' solo exhibition by Liz Dulley

' Blossom in Japan ' - Liz Dulley – Solo Exhibition 2nd - 16th June ' With an explorative approach I enjoy manipulating watercolour paint to create exciting surfaces. I will be painting in the gallery daily throughout the exhibition.'   Inspired by a breathtaking visit to Japan last Spring and exploring the addition of Japanese paper to the painting surface Liz combines Japanese culture, traditions and an abundance of beautiful cherry blossom ( Sakura ) with ideas developed from daily sketches, created in Japan. Sketches will compliment an intriguing collection of delicate artworks that have evo...