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Slessor Gardens

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Slessor Gardens

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The Garden is committed to plant conservation, research and education for people of all ages, with more than 80,000 visitors coming to enjoy every year. The Garden is laid out by a series of global habitat themes, from Scottish landscapes, to Australian or Chinese woodland glades which you can travel through in an hour or two. There are plants of interest every month of the year with something of interest for all ages, while the restful setting benefits the visitor as a wellbeing walk that takes you some place else.
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145gill wrote a review Sep 2020
Dundee, United Kingdom1 contribution
Recent addition to Dundee. Nice place to walk the dogs with family - could be a bit more colourful but thats all
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Kathryn D wrote a review Feb 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1,111 contributions371 helpful votes
We were here in the summer when there were various fundraising events in the gardens. Live music, food and drink and lovely gardens. Probably benefiting from the extra footfall going to the V&A.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Nigel B wrote a review Jan 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom283 contributions131 helpful votes
Such a lovely addition. Well designed green waterfront space. Innovative, comfortable seating with large public green space for concerts and the like.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ian S wrote a review Jan 2020
Dundee, United Kingdom55 contributions25 helpful votes
Slessor gardens is surrounded by 4/ 5 lanes of traffic during busy times its like a traffic island It features a handful of pocket feature gardens the rest of the area is rough grass with paving between the boxes of grass Used as a pop up concert venue and site for other features The on-site cafe building lies empty as no tenant has been found. Young people can be found congregating in the gardens at times smoking dope in the evening Very quiet in the evenings once the VA shuts at 5pm in general and disconnected from the town centre The empty plots which surround Slessor gardens have wooden hoardings which don’t do anything for the area. Top tip - the council parking is expensive best option is to park in the harbour and walk along it’s only a third of the price and a five minute walk Not really a park just open space until the plots are eventually sold Worth noting despite spending 100 million on the VA there are no public toilets once the VA shuts at 5pm, if you are there with a disabled person be ready to jump in the car and drive to Tesco All in all not great
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Date of experience: December 2019
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holland21 wrote a review Sep 2019
Stirling, United Kingdom452 contributions190 helpful votes
We were wandering around the waterfront area as we had some time to kill before heading to the train station for our train home so I had seen Slessor Gardens on the Dundee Waterfront app and was curious to see it. At first I thought it was just a large grass area with new trees planted along the edges like soldiers. However walking in the direction of the town centre there are a number of walled gardens, smallish, but planted to a theme, there’s an Asian garden, an insect garden, a garden filled with grasses. It’s lovely but the weather was so awful that I would like to come back in Spring or Summer and see it as it becomes a bit more established.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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