A visit to the Botanical Garden
As mentioned in my previous blog on the James Hutton Institute, there are places in Dundee that encourage plant lovers.
One such place is the Botanic Garden, hosted by the University of Dundee. This location is not too far from the city center and easily accessible via Xplore Dundee’s 5a Ninewells bus (current frequency is approximately every 30 minutes).
It is near the River Tay, with great views offered during the course. There are two greenhouses, a beautiful essay with a diverse set of plants from different parts of the world, and a fantastic cafe with the most scrumptious cakes to offer after a long hike.
This year, the garden celebrates its 50th anniversary! And fortunately, I had the opportunity to visit it for an educational exploration.
During my visit, I started my journey in the greenhouses. Of the many beautiful regional depictions available, the one that stood out was a centerpiece depicting what plant life looked like on Gondwana – a supercontinent.
Apart from that, several different flowers will surely make you smile!
Another exciting piece I enjoyed along the paths outside the greenhouse was the evolution of genetic gardens. A walk around this provides a unique perspective on the evolution of plant life on this plant.
The Botanical Garden offers many such gems. All you have to do is come and enjoy the tranquility of this long history of evolution. And if you’re a student at the University of Dundee, you get free entry.
For more information, visit https://www.dundee.ac.uk/botanic/visit-us.
I hope you will have the opportunity to visit this beautiful place at least once during your stay in Dundee! Thanks for the reading!