Meet Father Christmas

Make your Christmas that extra bit more special for your little ones with a visit to Father Christmas at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden. The grotto will be open to all boys and girls to tell Father Christmas their Christmas wishes every Saturday and Sunday throughout December up until Christmas. Father Christmas will also gift each child with a handmade wooden toy from his elves as they prepare for a busy Christmas Eve. Delicious Christmas fare, gifts and Christmas trees available from the Coffee Shop throughout the festive Season. All families are entitled to free entry to the Botanic Garden as p...

People & Place – 11th annual Culture Day

The River Tay, Highland Clearances, Claude Monet, interior design and Minecraft are among the subjects that will be explored at the University of Dundee’s 11th annual Culture Day next week. Students, staff and members of the public will be treated to a fascinating interdisciplinary programme of talks and drama at the Baxter Conference Room 1.36 on Wednesday, 18th November when artists, scientists, historians and other speakers examine this year’s theme of ‘People & Place’. Organised by the University’s Culture and Arts Forum, the Culture Day has proved popular with a wide ...

Writing the Garden

Writing the Garden 28 November 2015 University of Dundee Botanic Garden, Riverside Drive "Writing the Garden" is day-long celebration of books, reading and writing hosted by DURA  and the University of Dundee Botanic Garden for Book Week Scotland 2015. The day begins with a guided tour of the Botanic Garden by Neil Paterson; then a talk on the poetics of the 17th Century garden (Sir Thomas Browne and Andrew Marvell) by Jim Stewart; followed by a fast and furious book swap hour with Gail Low, match-making books to readers (please bring one or more books to this event). Finally there is an opportunity t...

The Botanic Garden – Autumn Highlights

There is no better way to enjoy a crisp autumnal day than a walk through the leaves and picturesque woodland. As the leaves begin to turn fiery shades of red, orange and yellow, the University of Dundee Botanic Garden becomes full of a rich variety of colours and scenic views. In fact, the colours change almost daily as we march along toward winter. Some of the highlights to visit at this time of year include the swamp Cyprus, the Gingko’s which are a wonderful yellow and the beech woodland which are rich in autumnal colours. After it rains, the colours and textures on the dry stone walling of the ev...

‘Imagine, Explore, Discover – Science at the University of Dundee’ – 4th to 22nd November

The ground-breaking science taking place at the University of Dundee will be celebrated at a series of public events in November. ‘Imagine, Explore, Discover – Science at the University of Dundee’ will showcase the research carried out at the University in creative ways that engage with audiences young and old. The programme will see 17 exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops, talks, open days and family events take place at the University and other venues in Dundee from Wednesday 4th to Sunday 22nd November. Members of the public will have the chance to visit the laboratories where leadin...