Dundee garden to raise funds for local charity

A garden with a historical connection to Dundee will be open to the public to raise funds for charity during the Easter weekend.
The garden at 10 Menzieshill Road enjoys a sloping site overlooking the River Tay. It features one of the famous nine wells which give their name to the area.The garden at 10 Menzieshill Road enjoys a sloping site overlooking the River Tay. It features one of the famous nine wells which give their name to the area.
The garden at 10 Menzieshill Road enjoys a sloping site overlooking the River Tay. It features one of the famous nine wells which give their name to the area.

This delightful garden in the city, on a sloping site facing the River Tay, at 10 Menzieshill Road, is home to one of the famous nine wells which give their name to this part of the west end of Dundee.

At one time, the well provided drinking water for a nearby farmhouse and two cottages.

It was also the first and last water available to carriers' horses on their way to and from Dundee.

Now it feeds rhododendrons and camellias, many of which came from the Rothschilds' garden at Exbury in Hampshire, established in 1919.

Of particular interest are magnolia 'Manchu Fan' and rhododendrons 'Loderic King George' and 'Lady Chamberlain'.

More recently, an area near the well has been given over to bulbs and small herbaceous plants, various irises and primulas.

The garden is open from 2pm – 5pm on both days and will be open again on May 14 and 15, and also by arrangement from April 18 to May 13.

Admission is £4, children are free, and the proceeds will go to the Friends of Dundee University Botanic Gardens.

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