Beauty and Wonder of Plants Celebrated in New Exhibitions

Two new exhibitions opening at the University of Dundee this weekend focus on the wonder of plants and the role they play in our lives. In the Lamb Gallery, the exhibition Botanical Conversations features highlights from the University’s Herbarium collection as well as stunning botanical teaching charts and beautiful works of art and creative writing inspired by plants. Exploring our own Backyard in the Tower Foyer Gallery has been put together by the University of Dundee Botanic Garden and highlights the current project to revamp the garden’s native plants area. Both exhibitions open on Saturd...

Ease Into '18

This 2nd of January Run, jog or walk in the fresh air from 11.00am 1.00pm. The University of Dundee Botanic Garden is hosting a free 5K Fun Run. All ages and abilities are welcome to take part. It's a great way to kickstart your active New Year.  Please register for the event via Eventbrite....

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...