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

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 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...

From The Glens To The Sea

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From The Glens To The Sea Explore the wonders and beauty of the rare native alpine plants of Angus at this free University of Dundee Botanic Garden event.  A varied collection of photographs and art pieces of these plants, currently facing survival problems due to factors such as overgrazing and changing tidal conditions, will be displayed and the exhibition will celebrate their magnificence and uniqueness.   The event and exhibition is part of a three-year project run by the University of Dundee Botanic Garden that aims to conserve many of these species as part of the Global Strategy for Plant C...

Plant Blooms For The First Time In Ten Years

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A plant that has been keeping everyone in suspense at Dundee Botanic Garden for the past ten years has decided to blossom at long last.   Whilst most plants boastfully display their flowers once a year (some several times a year) others prefer to take their time when it comes to blooming and some can even take decades to show off their petals.  Luckily, it’s usually worth the wait.      Dundee Botanic Garden is proud to announce that their Agave Filifera has not only grown to the height of the glasshouse, but has also blossomed for the first time in ten years.  It’...

Dundee Botanic Gardens

  The Men’s Shed is an idea which originated in Australia, to create somewhere men can call their own, where they can spend time with other men sharing skills, knowledge and interests in a relaxed environment.   It provides a place for men to gather and participate in a variety of activities whilst supporting each other.   The Men's Shed will be at Dundee Botanic Gardens on Saturday 4th August from 10am to 3am.  Entry is free....