University of Dundee

Profesor Claire Halpin at Dundee Botanic Garden Open Day - Saturday, 18 October 2014

15 Oct 2014

Professor Claire Halpin will be speaking at at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden Open day on Saturday October 18th which is being hosted by the Dundee Botanic Garden Endowment Trust

The day will include a performance from the 30-piece University of Dundee Concert Band and a series of themed talks. These include Mike Galloway, Director of City Development, explaining how the Botanic Garden fits into the Dundee Waterfront project, and Professor Claire Halpin outlining the future of plant research and how it may impact on the garden.

Jim McColl of Beechgrove on BBC Scotland, will be one of a `Gardeners Question Time’ panel alongside Lady Catherine Erskine from Cambo Estate, the artist and horticulturalist John Stoa, and Nicola McNee, from BBC Radio Scotland’s `Kitchen Garden’.

Lady Dalhousie is Patron of the Botanic Garden Endowment Trust. She said, “The Botanic Garden is a treasure and one of the finest examples of a large-scale garden to be found in Scotland.

“We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Garden this weekend for what should be an entertaining and informative day.”

The College of Life Sciences and James Hutton Institute have set up a Genetics Garden at the Botanic garden in Dundee, to communicate to members of the public how Life Sciences and specifically Plant Sciences Research being carried out in Dundee is helping to shape our understanding of health and the environment.

There will be guided tours of the garden and activities for all ages. The open day runs from 11am to 3pm on Saturday October 18th and admission is free.