Thursday, 8 December 2011


In response to one of the comments on the Friend's questionnaire, a list of the current committtee members has been posted.

The questionnaire will be availblee at the Visitor's Centre so it you missed it at the West End Christmas Week Fayre please take the time to fill one in.

Monday, 10 October 2011

I just thought I should let you know that our apple pressing activity on Wednesday 5th October went well. We had a good few visitors and plenty of apples to press. The juice was interesting to sample! Some people brought their own apples in, pressed them and took the juice home which was great. I hope to encourage this more next year and have the press available in 2 hour slots over the course of a week where people can use the equipment for a small charge.

I hope in the next year or so to plant an orchard in the Botanic Garden and I am in the process of looking into funding. This is always time consuming and difficult. Perhaps there is some one who can help!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Autumn Lectures

Check out the new seasnon's talks!

Friday, 9 September 2011


Committee meeting have resumed and the minutes of the July meeting ( remember summer?) are now posted. The Newsletter will be out at the end of the month with details of our programme this session.

Meanwhile although the Taste of Autumn Event proposed for 8th October has been cancelled The Garden is hosting Juicy Wednesday on the 5th.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Dundee Fruit and Flower Show

Friends welcome visitors to the Botanic Garden display at the
Dundee Fruit and Flower Show

Monday, 18 July 2011


Sarah's talk prompted some interesting discussion from the sizable audience who visited her exhibition and sampled her picnic last Sunday. Happily for us, her screen prints will remain with the Garden, You can see some of them in detail on her blog (scroll down the RH column for the address.) 

PS: The transcript of her talk is now also on her blog.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Exhibition, talk and picnic

The Same Green
your rice field
my rice field
the same green

Sarah Gittins, artist in residence, is holding an exhibiton of her work from 10th - 17th July ending with a talk followed by a picnic on Sunday, 17th July from 2 - 4 pm.

Visit this site for more events in Dundee's Live Art and Performance Festival:

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Dundee Flower and Fruit Festival

This year the show takes place on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th September at Camperdown Park.
We need volunteers to help host the Friends' stall. For two hours on the stall you will be given free entry to the show for the day.
Please fill in you name and telephone number against the appropriate day and time in the rota in the YELLOW Folder in the Visitors' Centre. The pass will be sent to you nearer the time.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Not the Antiques Road Show

but an opportunity to to have your antiques and collectables valued and identified when Bonhams visit the Garden on Friday, 17th June , between 11.0 am and 3 .0 pm.
Tickets will be available at the Visitors' Centre - £5 for one item and £10 for three.  Profits from the evend will go the Endowment Trust for the Garden.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Tempest tickets now on sale

Just to let you know that the above tickets are now available at the Garden office.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Botanic Garden Fun Run

As part of the 40th aniversary there will be a fun run on the 15 of June. A slower run will start at 6.30 with a faster one at 7.30. Pre enter at the Garden which will cost you £5.

This is a 5K run>

Thursday, 26 May 2011


About 40 people braved the weather and attended the AGM,  In her thanks to the committee Frances mentioned particularly the contibutions made by the retiring members, Glyn, Hugh, and Sylvia.
A copy of Frances's full report will be posted on FUDGB.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Mary Benstead Exhibition

Paintings by Mary Benstead, which she has donated to the Friends, will be exhibited during the week of the Fortieth Anniversay celebrations and can be viewed on the University web site by following the link:  Paintings

Friday, 29 April 2011

Mid Summer play tickets on sale soon

Just a reminder to say that our mid summer play this year will be The Tempest. Tickets will be on sale soon. They are priced at £12 each.

This is an outdoor performance and you should dress accordingly.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Just learning


I am just being shown how the BLOG works. If time allows I may even contribute from time to time.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Studio 309

This talented group are exhibiting an impressive display of work in the Visitors' Centre. Not one to miss!

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Photographic Workshop

The one day workshop on the 2nd April is strictly for beginners!
Please bring a camera and a notebook and pencil. it would be helpful if you also brought along a tripod and a potted plant and the manual for your camera if you can find it.

Thursday, 17 March 2011


Keep up to date with the Minutes of the Friends' Committee meetings!

Friday, 18 February 2011


See the yellow aconites (Eranthis hyemalis) with their green ruffs in the right hand border going towards the Visitor Centre - the first sign of Spring.


The next of the Wednesday evening talks is Professor Charles McLean on Renaissance Gardening which will take place on 16th March in the Education Centre.


From seed head to packet - the fascinating story of seed collection from Scotland's only authorised wild flowerseed collecting firm - Scotia Seeds.
If you didn't come you missed a great night. Fiona Guest was in fine form and she had an appreciative audience.


Saturday, 29 January 2011

Scotia Seeds

Friends and Visitors are invited to the talk to be given by Fiona Guest on Wednesday, 16th February, at 7.0 pm in the Education Centre  Please be prepared to show your membership cards. The cost to visitors is £2,

Blooming Sepulchres

Christopher Dingwall's talk on the growth of the Garden Cemetery, including a fascinating insight into the development of the Eastern Necropolis and Balgay, was well attended with visitors from the Friends of the Archives joining the Friends in the audience.