If you are looking for a fun day out during your stay in Blairgowrie, the Dundee Botanic Garden is a must. Located at the University of Dundee, it is a beautiful location that is sure to be a hit whether nature is your thing or not. While you take in the stunning surroundings and explore the expansive gardens, you will also have the chance to learn about the plants that grow there.
Children of all ages will find something to take their interest, with a huge range of plants to discover and also a well and a mountain within the area. In addition to learning about the plants within the garden, you can look out for the creatures that live there, including goldcrests, herons, blue tits and various insects.
Visiting Dundee Botanic Gardens
The University of Dundee Botanic Gardens are open all year round, and no matter the season you will find something spectacular. During the summer months, children go free every day, while adults can go free every Wednesday. The regular prices are just £3.90 for adults and £2.90 for children. On a day at the gardens, some of the best things to see are:
- The Glasshouse: Here you can find bananas, lemons and oranges, and you will also have the opportunity to learn about where tea, coffee and paper all come from.
- Trail Of Lonesome Pine: On this trail, you can discover the trees of the local area and enjoy a range of exotic and native plants.
- The Pools: The University of Dundee Botanic Gardens have three large pools which are home to an array of aquatic plants. The one indoor tropical pool has an impressive Victorian Water Lily, with leaves of 2 metres in diameter.
Dundee Botanic Gardens Coffee Shop
No visit the Dundee Botanic Gardens is complete without a visit to the on-site coffee shop. It is open seven days a week between 9 am and 5 pm and serves delicious snacks and refreshments. Famed by locals for the homemade soups and cakes, it is popular with both visitors and university students. As well as a great place to stop for a drink, the coffee shop also carries a range of gifts to remember your visit to the gardens.