Art Exhibition - 'Woodcraft and Pyrography' by Gail Duncan

Following on from last summer's highly successful exhibition at the University of Dundee's Botanic Gardens, Jim Brown and Gail Duncan will exhibit more of their work this summer from the 21/07/2017 to 07/08/2017. Gail Duncan's amazing pyrography will show how illustration, fire and Scottish hardwoods combine to produce subtle unique artwork. jim will also be showcasing his fabulous handcrafted furniture. For a sneaky preview of Jims work check out his website: woodcraftbyjimbrown.co.uk/index.html...

Art Exhibition - 'Fresh Ideas' by John Stoa's Students

From the 07/07/2017 to the 16/07/2017 John Stoa's students art work will be displayed in the Botanic Gardens Reception area. The exhibition will show various styles and topics and it will contain a few different themes so there will be something for everyone on show. ...

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!...