Dundee University Botanic Garden



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Occupying over 20 acres of sloping ground near the River Tay, The University of Dundee Botanic Garden has a wide range of plants, with notable collections of conifers and broad-leaved trees and shrubs. Native plant communities are represented (mountain and uplands areas; dwarf scrub; pine and birch forest; ash wood; oak and beech forest) and exotics are on display – collections of Australasian, Asian, North American and Mediterranean plants, primitive flowering plants and aquatics. Other collections include plants that have adapted to overcome hostile growing conditions. The aim of the team here is to welcome visitors to enjoy the gardens and to educate at the same time. There is a visitors’ centre, tropical and temperate greenhouses, water garden, herb garden, café, gift shop and plant sales. Guided tours are available.

Dundee University Botanic Garden
Riverside Drive, DUNDEE, DD2 1QH


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open daily Mar-Oct, 10-4.30; Nov-Feb,10-3.30. Closed 25-26 Dec and 1-2 Jan

About the area

Discover Dundee

Dundee has one of the most spectacular settings of any Scottish city. It is located on the north bank of the Firth of Tay with the Sidlaw Hills behind, the Fife shore to the south, and the North Sea to the east. Facing south across the wide, silvery Firth of Tay, it’s also one of Scotland’s sunniest cities. From the summit of Dundee Law, the extinct volcano that dominates its northern skyline, you can look inland to the Cairngorms, south over the hills of Fife, far out over the North Sea, or westward up the Tay as far as Perth.

This is a city that has reinvented itself more than a few times. And as you’ll see when you arrive by road or rail via its iconic bridges (two of the longest in Britain), it’s busy reinventing itself yet again. 

V&A Dundee is a design museum in Dundee, Scotland, which opened on 15 September 2018. The V&A Dundee is the first design museum in Scotland and the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London. The V&A Dundee is also the first building in the United Kingdom that has been designed by Kengo Kuma.

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