Event at the Botanic Garden today #dundeewestend

From the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden :
 
The last talk of the season will be today at 2pm in the Education Centre at the Botanic Garden.
 
The speaker is Dr Sarah Easterby-Smith, Senior Lecturer School of History, St Andrews University.
 
The title of her talk is Botany and Plant Trade in the late 18th century.
 
Please come along and bring a friend!
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Event at the Botanic Garden today #dundeewestend

The next Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden talk is today in the garden’s Education Centre at 2pm.
 
The speaker will be Sally McConville, Environmental Assistant at Dundee City Council. 
 
Sally will talk about Bonnie Dundee and Beautiful Scotland. 
 
Bonnie Dundee works in partnership with Dundee City Council to support Dundee’s entry into the Large City category of the Beautiful Scotland campaign. 
 
Volunteers are involved in a wide range of projects, from litter picks and tree planting to tending community gardens and the colourful planters you see around the city streets.
 
Hope to see you there – bring a friend!

New Year Fun Run 2019!

 
On Wednesday 2nd January at 11am and until 1pm there will be a 5k fun run around the paths of the University Botanic Garden to get yourself in shape for the New Year. 
 
The event caters for all ages and ambitions, just walk or break the record! 
 
Your reward, as well as a good time, will include seasonal refreshments in the education centre at the end of the run.
We recommend you register here to ensure our catering is adequate on the day.
The event is weather dependent and up-to-the-minute guidance is available on the Friends’ blog that you can access here.

Dundee Botanic Garden event #dundeewestend

The Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden have organised a talk on Historic gardens of Scotland – by Sue Hewer, Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage.  
 
Taking place in the Education Centre (pictured) in the Garden tomorrow – Sunday 9th December – at 2pm.
 
The talk will discuss why and how the design of gardens and landscapes changes over time and what an understanding of those changes can contribute to our knowledge of social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological history.
 
All welcome!

Event at the Botanic Garden #dundeewestend

This Sunday – 4th November – the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden have an event at the garden.
 
Christopher Dingwall, Landscape Historian and Heritage Consultant will talk about “James Thomson and the Garden City Movement in Dundee”. 
 
Thomson was a visionary City Architect around the turn of the 20th century, whose legacy is still evident today, though many of his ideas were halted by the First World War.
 
All welcome – the event takes place at the garden’s Education Centre at 2pm.

Wednesday afternoon lecture – University of Dundee

From the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden :

The first of the Wednesday afternoon lectures, held in the D’Arcy Thompson lecture theatre in the Tower Building at the University of Dundee, takes place later this week. 
 
This will be given by Dr Neil Paterson of the Botanic Garden, and the title is “Sex, Obsession and Madness: Linnaeus and the naming of names”. 
 
It is on Wednesday 17th October at 2.15pm, and admission is £2 – all welcome!