The Garden of Evolution - an exhibition by Lily Hassioti

A visual arts installation by 4th year Fine Art student, Lily Hassioti previews at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden on April 28th. ‘The Garden of Evolution’ is an interactive installation which explores the role of technology in the evolution of man, extending the human senses and re-shaping communications. Lily has used pebbles and rocks to create QR codes which, once scanned using a smartphone, will play sounds and voice messages. Visitors are encouraged to enter into a conversation with their surroundings and decode hidden messages throughout the Garden. ‘The Garden of Evolution...

Primrose Walk with Horticultural Technician Clare Reaney

Clare Reaney, Horticultural Technician at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden, will be hosting this year's 'Primrose Walk' on Sunday 20th March, 2pm-3pm.  Join us to discover the Garden’s wonderful collection of specialist plants and delights of the spring season with a guided walk through the Garden. Entry fee to the University of Dundee Botanic Garden applies, £2 charge for Friends.   ...

Sunday Fun Day at Botanic Garden - Women in Science Festival 2016

Dundee’s Women in Science Festival, the only event of its kind in the world, will next month bring authors, academics and entertainers come together to celebrate the achievements of female Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) pioneers. Exhibitions, talks, film screenings, fun days and other events will take place across the city in March, and the festival is supported by many of the internationally acclaimed female scientists and researchers working at the University and other local institutions. The University of Dundee Botanic Garden will host ‘Sunday Fun Day’ which will in...

RSPB Big Gardenwatch at Botanic Garden

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Visitors to University of Dundee’s Botanic Garden took part in a national bird-watching event last weekend. More than half a million people across the UK were expected to participate in the survey of British birdlife, organised by the RSPB. Last years’ event revealed that sparrows were the most common birds in Dundee and Angus. The charity said it hope the survey will provide valuable information about the changes in the bird populations over winter. ...

February Friends Talk - Michael Tooley - Sunday 7th February

Michael Tooley has been an academic, author and garden designer for over thirty years. Michael studied at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster in the UK and Columbia University in the City of New York, where he was a student of Professor Pierre Dansereau at New York Botanic Garden and Professor George Collins in the Department of Art History. Michael Tooley will provide a talk at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden which will explore The Restoration of Gardens of Historic Interest. The talk will take place at the Education Centre, University of Dundee Botanic Garden on Sunday 7th February at 2p...