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15.01.18

Exploring our own Backyard: Local plants and habitats in Dundee’s Botanic Garden: 20 January – 17 March 2018

Exploring our own Backyard: Local plants and habitats in Dundee’s Botanic Garden

Tower Foyer Gallery, University of Dundee

20 January – 17 March 2018

Mon-Fri 09.30-19.00 Sat 13.00-17.00

The jewel in the University of Dundee Botanic Garden’s crown is its large native plants area. This is still unusual in botanic gardens, which have traditionally shown little interest in their natives. Dundee’s garden was founded in 1971 and was committed from the start to telling the story of Scottish plants and their ecology.

This exhibition highlights the Botanic Garden’s current project to revamp its native area to represent more accurately a variety of Tayside habitats.  It also celebrates the work of William Gardiner, a working man from Dundee, who became a distinguished botanist in the first half of the nineteenth century and was the first to compile a flora for the local area.