Dundee Botanic Garden event #dundeewestend

UPDATE :   Friday 2nd March at 1pm – Sunday’s event below has been postponed due to weather conditions :

Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden
Talk – Sunday 4th March – the history of the area around the Botanic Garden
Keith Walker, an expert on Dundee’s local history, will talk about Will’s Braes and the lands around the Botanic Garden. 
Keith has spent his life researching Dundee’s history, has contributed frequently to the Craigie Column and conducts research for the City Archives and local history specialists. 
The talk is in the Education Centre in the Botanic Garden at 2pm.

Event at the Botanic Garden today #dundeewestend

From the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden :
In the Garden’s Education Centre in the Garden at 2pm today, Angela Montford presents “In the Garden Shed: Old Tools and Gadgets”. 
From the wheelbarrow to the hosepipe, an illustrated survey of the usual tools and gadgets we have used and improved in our gardens since the Middle Ages. 


Dundee Botanic Garden event today #dundeewestend

From the Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden :
The next event arranged by the Friends committee is today – Sunday 5th November – at 2pm in the Education Centre. 
Dr Alan Barclay, who can occasionally be seen ringing birds in the Garden, will give a talk on birds and bird ringing.
This event is free to members of the Friends, but guests are welcome and are invited to make a donation.

Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden event #dundeewestend

As part of the season of Wednesday afternoon lectures, Professor Graeme Walker, Director of the Abertay Yeast Research Group at Abertay University, is giving a talk later this week on the subject of yeasts.
The lecture will take place in the D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre in the Tower Building at the Dundee University, at 2.15pm this Wednesday – 18th October – at a charge of £2.
Yeasts are the world’s premier industrial microbes. Yeast and fermentation technology is entwined with the history of human civilisation – from ancient Egyptian brewing to modern day biotechnology.
This lecture will explore the diversity of yeasts and their products, following a journey from beer to biofuels to biopharmaceuticals and beyond.

Dundee Botanic Garden’s Mad Hatter’s tea party

Children aged 3-10 years are invited to bring your families along to the Garden for a Mad Hatter’s tea party on the afternoon of 30th July.   Arrive in time to get your picnic set out for a 3pm start.
Entertainment will be provided by the University’s JOOT theatre group, so you might want to brush up on your Alice in Wonderland characters before you come!
Bring your own picnic and some rugs to sit on for the tea party, and wear a MAD HAT.    You might want to make your own?
There is no charge for this event, but numbers will be strictly limited to 20 children so booking is essential.   Please book by e-mailing here.