Magnus the Shetland Pony

We have had to say an early good bye to our brand new edition to the team here at the Botanic Gardens Magnus. The sculpture arrived with us on the 15th of June 2017 and it comes in the shape of a little metal pony called Magnus which was designed by sculpturist Steve Burke McKay. Magnus is made out of recycled metal and old farm machine parts, Steves inspiration for his metal sculptures comes from his love of cars and moving objects. His inspiration for this latest piece work came from a recent trip to the Fire festival in the Shetland Isles. We have closed the competition to see who can take the best phot...

From Rainforests and Deserts to our own Backyard

In connection with Dundee's West Fest 2017 Neil Paterson is running an event on Wednesday 31 of May from 6pm within the Botanic Gardens. Neil will provide an insight into the rainforest and desert conditions in the Botanic Gardens glasshouse. He will look into some of our many different Tayside habitats out in the garden, this will then lead to a discussion around the evolution of plants. If this sounds like something that you would enjoy please do not hesitate to contact Neil Paterson by calling 07931767089 or 01382 381190 to book your space on the workshop....

Botanic Gardens 5K Fun Run

‌In association with the Institute of Sport and Exercise here at the University of Dundee we present to you the Botanic Gardens 5K fun run. Take the opportunity to run 5K in a unique setting here in Dundee on Wednesday 17th of May, all levels of runners are welcome. Entry is £5 and registration finishes at 6.45pm on the night. The run will start at 7.00pm. Prizes have been provided by Taywood Turning club and Lows of Dundee.   see you there!...

Botanic Garden calls for budding writers and artists

The Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden are offering local writers, artists and photographers the opportunity to be published in a new anthology. The anthology will showcase local short stories, poems, art and photography inspired by the gardens which draw more than 80,000 visitors every year. Free garden tours with refreshments will be held four times throughout the year to enable anyone interested to focus on their submission. The first tour of the Botanic Garden takes place this Saturday, 13th May between 10 - 4pm. Chair of the Friends Mark McGilchrist said, “The Botanic G...

Bats, Moths and Butterflies

Butterfly

 Enjoy learning about bats, moths and butterflies at this one-off event at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden. The day will be action packed, with activities including a Butterfly Walk between 12noon and 2pm, a Bat Walk from 8pm – 10pm and other fun filled adventures such as learning how to use bat detector in the dark. The day will begin at 10am and finish around 10pm and visitors are invited to come along at any time throughout the day.  Normal entry charges apply. Here are some facts about our winged friends to whet your appetite.   Butterfly wings are transparent. Moths nad b...