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’...

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  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....

Bard in the Botanics – Shakespeare to take over Dundee Botanic Garden

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“All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” These words will be uttered in the stunning surroundings of the University of Dundee’s Botanic Garden next week. Actors from Bard in the Botanics will be acting out two special performances of Macbeth, amongst the collection of conifers, broad-leaved trees, and tropical and temperate glasshouses. The company usually performs in Glasgow Botanic Garden, but they are taking the show on the road to celebrate their 15th anniversary. There is a t...

Ideal Hut Show to open at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden

A quirky installation which transforms the much-loved garden shed, is to go on display at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden on July 2nd. The Ideal Hut Show will showcase 18 garden sheds, renovated by top architects and designers from across the UK including Kelpies designer Andy Scott and Benedetta Tagliabue of Miralles Tagliabue, architects of the Scottish Parliament. The exhibition is a headline event of the Festival of Architecture and a key milestone in the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Other highlights include a tartan hut, an ‘exploded axonometric’ (which is just as d...

'Oor Lillies' visits University of Dundee Botanic Garden

If you are planning to visit the University of Dundee Botanic Garden over summer, you are sure to bump into one of Dundee's favourite characters.  Between June 27 and August 27 fifty-five sculptures of Oor Wullie sitting on his bucket sitting on his bucket, all individually sponsored and decorated by artists and designers will be located around the city for the public to view, share and adore. Part of the Oor Wullie Bucket trail, “Oor Lillies” has taken pride of place at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden. The scuplture dons an abundance of vibrant colour and texture and gold-leaf gol...