Visiting the Botanic Garden

The University of Dundee Botanic Garden has something for all the family. Find out how you can access our facilities.

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The Botanic Garden is very popular with families and children of all ages. The paths are buggy-friendly, and there are baby changing facilities at the Visitor Centre.

We provide various guides and self-guided trails on site so you can explore the Botanic Garden at your own pace.

To ensure the safety of all our visitors, we ask that our guests not engage in cycling or jogging in the Botanic Garden.

To protect the ecosystem of the garden, we can only admit guide dogs and assistance dogs. To avoid confusion, please ensure that your dog is wearing their appropriate harness.

Event hire

The Botanic Garden is an ideal place for you to hold your function in a great setting close to the heart of the City. Please contact us to discuss your requirements with us whether it is for a Wedding, Family Party or Corporate Event.

Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop offers light meals and refreshments in a pleasant environment. It also carries a range of other gifts. The Coffee Shop seats 75 people and is happy to accommodate coach parties.

Next to the Coffee Shop is the well-stocked plant sales area, where you can buy a range of garden plants, plus composts and other garden accessories.

Opening times

March - October

Mon - Sun 10:00 - 16:30

(Last entry 16:00, Garden closes 16:30)

November - February

Mon - Sun 10:00 - 15:30

(Last entry 15:00, Garden closes 15:30)

Coffee shop

Mon - Sun 9:00 - 17:00


The University of Dundee Botanic Garden is situated near Dundee Airport on the outskirts of the City Centre.

From A90

From the Landmark Hotel roundabout, turn onto Riverside Avenue. At the next roundabout, take the first exit on Riverside Drive. The Botanic Garden is approximately 330 yards on your right-hand side.

From Perth Road

Continue along Perth Road until the turn off for Riverside Drive. The Botanic Garden will be on your left-hand side.

Public transport

Any bus passing Harris Academy on Perth Road also stops near the Botanic Garden. This includes some buses to Ninewells Hospital. Use the Xplore Dundee website for real-time bus information.


Tickets can be purchased in advance online or visitors can pay by card or cash at the door. Just display your ticket (either printed out or on a mobile device) at the visitor entrance.


Adults £5.00
Concessions (over 60) £4.50
Carers, Children (under 16) Free
University of Dundee staff, students and students from other institutions Free when showing staff/student card
Friends of the Botanic Garden Free when showing membership card