Botanic Garden event #dundeewestend

From the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden :
On Sunday 5th January, Alasdair Hood, former Curator, University of Dundee Botanic Garden, will give a talk on “A life in horticulture.”
It will take place at 2pm in the Education Centre at the Botanic Garden.
All are welcome!

New Year Fun Run 2020 #dundeewestend

On Thursday 2nd January at 11am and until 1pm, there will be a 5k fun run around the paths of the University of Dundee 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 for free here to ensure catering is adequate on the day.
The event is weather dependent and up-to-the-minute guidance is available on the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden blog.

Botanic Garden event #dundeewestend

From the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden :
Talk by Kate White, Head Gardener, Cowden Castle Japanese Garden
Sunday 8th December at 2pm – Education Centre, Botanic Garden
Created in the early 20th century, the garden was vandalised in the 1960s, but an ongoing restoration project began in 2014, overseen by a team of experts including the renowned Japanese architect and garden designer Professor Masao Fukuhara.
See more about the Japanese Garden here.
We hope you can come along and hear Kate talking about this beautiful garden – have a walk round our own Botanic Garden and a cup of something in the Coffee Shop and make an afternoon of it!

Botanic Garden event #dundeewestend

Pea gin: how your choice of afternoon tipple could help save the rainforest 
Botanic Garden – Sunday 3rd November
Pete Iannetta, James Hutton Institute will discuss a study that found that the environmental footprint of pea gin was significantly lower than for wheat gin across 12 of 14 environmental impacts evaluated – from climate change, through water and air pollution, to fossil energy consumption.
Held in the Education Centre in the Garden at 2pm;  a free event to Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden; others – donations welcome.

Botanic Garden event tomorrow #dundeewestend

From the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden :
Tomorrow – Sunday 13th October – at 2pm, there will be a presentation at the garden’s Education Centre on the subject of hospital therapy gardens.
It will be presented by James Falconer.
James is a former chaplain with NHS Grampian Healthcare and has been the driving force behind the Robertson Family Roof Garden at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, and now the proposed staff garden.
This event is free to attend to all members of the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden and all others are invited to attend – donations welcome.

Exhibition at the Botanic Garden #dundeewestend

Dundee artist Pauline Lavery currently has an exhibition at Dundee Botanic Garden in the visitor centre.   This exhibition focuses on her Dundee paintings and there is also craftwork, cards and calendars.
Pauline creates her drawing and painting using several media and enjoys working in acrylics, watercolours and colouring pencils.   She is also a skilled felt-maker and creates felted jewellery, bags and scarves.
The exhibition titled “My Dundee” runs until Sunday 25th August during the normal summer opening times of the Botanic Garden.