Culture Day celebrates renewal

The University recently hosted its 16th annual Culture Day looking at the theme of Renewal, exploring ideas of rebirth and regeneration. This seemed particularly appropriate as it was the Culture & Arts Committee’s first event since the start of the pandemic. We had nine fantastic speakers and a very welcome live audience. Scroll down to…Continue Reading Culture Day celebrates renewal

The Botanic Garden: #WelcomeWeek

Don’t forget to visit our wonderful Botanic Garden. Here are a few of their recent and current activities to entice you! BeFriends  (and #How It Felt) Since 1981, through volunteers, BeFriends has offered befriending support to children and young people local to Dundee, developing their life skills and improving their well-being. How It Felt has…Continue Reading The Botanic Garden: #WelcomeWeek

Pressed for (all) time

Amy Crawford, MGS Funded Museum Engagement Officer   The herbarium is an often-overlooked part of our museum collections. Housing over 13,000 specimens from Angus to Darjeeling, the room is rather magical. Behind every small door is a collated stack of pressed plant specimens. The herbarium (Latin – hortus siccus – dry garden) is often mistaken…Continue Reading Pressed for (all) time

Plant Power

Explore the new exciting trail at the Dundee Botanic Gardens to discover the wonderful world of plants and those who uncover their secrets to help protect people and the planet. This event just started on the 15th of May and will be taking place until the 23rd of May. A ticket provides free access during…Continue Reading Plant Power

Green Health Week

As it is Green Health Week across Dundee, a series of activities and walks are being promoted by the Dundee Botanic Gardens. You can even pick up a seeding sunflower to grow this summer on your visit. Follow this link for more information about how to get involved:…Continue Reading Green Health Week

Rewilding Dundee

The Botanic Gardens would like to encourage you to take part in this simple idea which has a huge impact. They are asking each garden in Dundee to adopt a wildlife friendly approach to maintain their patch, allowing the community to take part in a larger project “Rewild Dundee”. This project was started by @russaveryconsulting…Continue Reading Rewilding Dundee

50 stories for 50 years

As the Dundee Botanic Gardens are turning 50 years old this year, over the course of the year they will be publishing 50 stories for 50 years. They have started posting these on their Facebook page for you to follow along and have already included stories about the journey of botany in Dundee and how…Continue Reading 50 stories for 50 years