University of Dundee Botanic Garden

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United Kingdom - Dundee

Institution Code: DUE

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the University of Dundee Botanic Garden

Taxa 4,500 - (4,300 spp., 6,000 accessions)

The Garden has an exemplary collection of conifers.The collections are laid out phytogeographically as follows: Mediterranean , Scottish flora, Americas ,Australasia and rhododendrons of Asia.

The Garden of Evolution holds a representative variety of plant families to interpret APGIV.

Main Address:
University of Dundee Botanic Garden
Riverside Drive
DD2 1QH United Kingdom

Telephone: 01382 381190
Fax: 01382 640574
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Kevin Frediani
    Curator's Name: Kevin Frediani
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Clare Reaney
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1971
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 10 Hectares
    Latitude: 56.455699
    Longitude: -3.02304
    Annual Rainfall: 600 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1000 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 18000
    Number of Volunteers: 30

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 3
  • Special Collections:Glasshouse : economic plants and Cycads
    Conifers 156 species of which one third are of known wild origin.
    Australasia 200 species from New Zealand,Tasmania and Australia.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes