Join the Big Garden Birdwatch at the Botanic Garden

Join RSPB Scotland at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch - the world’s largest wildlife survey! More than half a million people from across the UK are set to take part by counting the birds in their gardens. Discover which birds can be found in the garden and get useful tips from RSPB staff and volunteers on identifying them. You can also find out more about how to Give Nature a Home in your garden and children can get messy making bird feeders to take home. The event will take place on Saturday 30th January 2016, 11am-3pm. The cost to enter the Garden wi...

The Botanic Garden – Winter Highlights

Winter is upon us, the temperature has dropped and the wind seems to have increased. However, what will amaze you when you come for a walk round the Garden during winter is how sheltered it is. You will hear the wind overhead whilst you walk amongst the tranquillity of the ever changing scenes. You should stop to admire the structures of the bare twigs and branches and look at the buds hidden within these structures. They are plump and healthy, full of next year’s leaves waiting to burst out as winter comes to an end. One of the most striking aspects of the Garden is the contrast between evergreen a...

A Walk in the Woods Exhibition by Val Fraser

‘A Walk in the Woods’ an exhibition by local artist Val Fraser, opens at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden tomorrow, Saturday 5th December. The exhibition is inspired by nature and will feature a variety of framed oil, watercolour and pastel drawings, paintings and mounted works. There will also be a selection of handmade cards available to purchase. Val, who is a graduate and former lecturer of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design said, “The Botanic Gardens is a great venue with good light and easily accessible, with a coffee shop next door and of course the gardens th...

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 ...