Taywood Returns to The University of Dundee Botanic Garden

Taywood Turning Club formed in 1998 and is a branch of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain. Their aim and Constitution seek to foster a greater awareness and promote the art of woodturning. As a club, they hold public demonstrations and exhibitions. The club has over 60 members with an average of 35 attending each meeting in the Scout Hall in Monifieth regularly.  Taywood Turning Club accepts members from the age of 12 years. They meet on the first Saturday of each month at 12.00noon until 4.00pm where there is "Professional Demonstrators" or "Hand On" days. This is whe...

A Patrick Matthew Memorial Talk by Peggy Edwards

Peggy Edwards is a botanic and natural science illustrator and an expert when it comes to the Sequoiadendron Giganteum also known as the "Giant Redwood". On Sunday 20 August 2017 from 1.30pm - 3.30pm she has kindly decided to come to the Botanic Garden and give a talk about these amazing species of plant.  These trees were introduced to the United Kingdom during the 19th Century by a very successful man - Patrick Matthew. Peggy Edwards is currently having her own summer tour of Scotland and The University of Dundee Botanic Garden will be one of her stops. After Peggy has given an insightful explanatio...

Dundee's New Community Garden

Over the past year or so Dundee as a city has gone through some major changes including the waterfront area to create Slessor Gardens in preparation for the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee opening in 2018. Within this great new area that has recently been added to Dundee's charm there is a going to be a small patch of land used as a community garden which has been designed by the public for the public.  The University of Dundee's Botanic Garden have played a part in this process working with the University of Dundee's Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Kennedytwaddle design studios, des...

Art Exhibition - Spectra Textiles

This exhibition runs from the 24/06/2017 to the 01/07/2017 and it will show creative techniques for framed and three dimensional work ranging from the decorative to functional embroidery, patchwork and mixed media. The work will show the exciting possibilities of textile and stitch being combined simply in more complex ways using techniques the artists are exploring at this time. The magic of creating images with textiles shows how this has become and important and popular art form. ...

Art Exhibition - RusTay Art Textiles by Lynda Marshall

This exhibition runs from the 17/08/2017 to the 31/08/2017 and will feature a wide variety of designs produced by a group of former City & Guilds Creative Textiles students. The display will include 2D wall hangings and quilts alongside 3D wearable art and soft furnishings, worked in machine and hand stitched. There will also be access to sketchbooks showing the inspiration and story behind the designs, and the porcess used....