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The Living Lab: Dundee university botanic garden and grounds

Date: Monday 12th February   /   Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come along to Dundee University Chaplaincy Centre and hear from guest speaker Kevin Frediani who currently leads the strategic direction and operational management of the botanic garden & campus grounds. An important national collection of predominantly woody plants originating from the temperate regions of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia that support education, conservation, and research.

Previously Kevin has worked in many notable landscapes and gardens that include: Inverewe Garden & Estate with the National Trust for Scotland, Windsor Great Park in Berkshire with the Crown Estate, and has curated living collections and developed new landscapes with zoos, and heritage and botanic gardens in Europe and across the UK.

During this time, Kevin has learned that gardens are spaces that become places imbued with emotion by the actions and reactions of people and environment. Kevin will illustrate this principle while exploring the strategy to support the University of Dundee landscape development in this evening talk.

Portrait photo of Kevin Frediani, smiling at the camer. He is dressed in a dark suit jacket, shirt and tie.
Kevin Frediani

Located on 9.5 hectares, looking out over the banks of the River Tay, the Botanic Garden houses a wide range of plant life. This plant collection consists of both indigenous British plants, and important plants from across the world.

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This free event is open to all Humanist Society Scotland members, supporters, and anyone who shares our vision and values.

Venue: The Chaplaincy Centre, University of Dundee, Cross Row, Dundee, DD1 4HN, Scotland

The venue is wheelchair accessible. The bus and train stations are within walking distance, and there is paid parking available nearby.