Botanic Garden & Grounds
Garden Open All Year Round except Christmas & New Year (closed on 25 - 26 Dec and 1 - 2 Jan)
November – February - Mon - Sun 10am - 3.30pm
March – October - Mon - Sun 10am - 4.30pm
The Dundee Tree of Tranquility was installed in the beautiful grounds of the University of Dundee Botanic Gardens in June 2019.
The Tree bears individual leaves which have been engraved with a personal message, each one representing a forever loved and missed baby.
We would like to say a huge thank you to the following fundraisers who have worked with us on this project :
- NHS Tayside; the maternity staff who organised local fundraising events and all the families who donated
- Paul and Dawnlouise Harris and their family, friends and colleagues who fundraised in memory of their daughter Rae
- Tayside Sands, the families who have donated and their volunteers
- UNISON Tayside Health Branch and all of their members
- The Property Department, NHS Tayside
- The University of Dundee Botanic Gardens, who have supported us throughout this project and provided a perfect location for our tree
The site chosen in Dundee Botanic Gardens is easily accessible with on-site parking, café and toilet facilities. Please be aware that the Botanic Gardens do not allow dogs, apart from Guide Dogs for the Blind and Assistance Dogs (both with their 'working' collars/coats on).
To request a leaf for the Dundee Tree of Tranquillity Click here and select “Dundee”.
As soon as you request a leaf for our Tree of Tranquillity we will add your details to our database to be held indefinitely so that you can return your leaf to us whenever you feel ready. We will also let you know when leaves are being attached, make you aware of any awareness events at your preferred tree location (i.e our annual Butterfly Releases) and we will inform you of any incidents or damage.
When your leaf is sent to you we will include details of our recommended engraver(s). These are individual(s) that we have spoken with who understand the importance of the Tree of Tranquillity and the leaf that you are entrusting them to engrave (however you are welcome to take your leaf to an engraver of your choice).
Once your leaf has been engraved, please return it to SiMBA in the packaging provided, remember to include your completed return a leaf form!
We add leaves to our Trees of Tranquillity at regular intervals throughout the year. As soon as your leaf has been attached we will send you a photograph of your leaf on the Tree of Tranquillity so that you can see exactly where it has been positioned and we will send you a pass that allows you and those closest to you the opportunity to visit the Tree of Tranquillity without paying any entrance fee.
If you would like to speak to SiMBA about your leaf for the Tree of Tranquillity please email Fiona on Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org
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