University of Dundee Botanic Garden | Day Out With The Kids

University of Dundee Botanic Garden

Dundee, Dundee and Angus, Scotland

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

University of Dundee Botanic Garden has some great hidden areas to explore, plus a well and a mountain. It is peaceful and beautiful, as well as educational, giving you a chance to find out about the plants growing there.
The glasshouse has lemons, bananas and oranges to find, plus gives you an opportunity to find out where paper, tea and coffee come from.
Birds to look out for include Goldcrests, herons and blue tits. There are some mini online guides available with information about different aspects of the garden including birds, insect eating plants and alien invaders!
Find out about trees as you follow the Trail of the Lonesome Pine or just enjoy the variety of native and exotic plants on display.
Three large pools hold plenty of aquatic plants and the indoor tropical one has a Victorian Water Lily, which has leaves of up to 2 meters (over 6ft ), in diameter!
A Fun Day in April, Open Air Theatre, plus Hallowe'en and Christmas related events are available to enjoy every year.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available

Getting There and Contact Information


Riverside Drive, Dundee, Dundee and Angus, DD2 1QH, Scotland


Click here to visit University of Dundee Botanic Garden's website
01382 381190

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

March to October: Open daily 10am to 4.30pm. November to February: Open daily 10am to 3.30pm.


Adults £3.90 Senior Citizens (over 60) £2.90 Children (school age) £2.90 Students (except University of Dundee / Dundee College) £2.90 Family (2 adults + 2 school age children) £10

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