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Fascination of Plants Day

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Public event
21 May 2017, 11.00am - 4.00pm, Free
at Botanic Garden Dundee
for the general public and families
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Plant Power - a fascinating day for all the family!

As part of a Europe-wide celebration, the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute are taking part in the annual Fascination of Plants Day, to be held at the Dundee Botanic Garden, on Sunday 21st May, from 11am to 4pm.

This is the Garden’s annual open event designed to highlight how amazing plants are on all sorts of levels, not least to the future of mankind. There’ll be a range of activities including woodturning, face painting, flute-making workshop, scientific workshops, badge making, percussive plant printing, live music, meeting beekeepers, garden trail and birds of prey.

The scientific workshops and kid-friendly activities offered by Hutton and University scientists will have something for all the family, including Botany Trail, Jumping Genes, Plant Match, Soil Activity, Tattie Adventures in Svalbard, Potato-powered Lamp and much more.

The Friends annual plant sale will be held on the same day; the coffee shop, gift centre and plant sales area will also be fully open.

For more information, please visit the Fascination of Plants website.


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