View of Barnhill Rock Garden in summer

Barnhill Rock Garden

The Geddes Glasshouse

The Geddes Glasshouse

The Glasshouse, gifted to the Friends of Barnhill Rock Garden, originally formed part of an artwork by Slovenian artist Apolonija Šušteršič. commissioned by Dundee Contemporary Arts for the exhibition "Our Surroundings" (May-July 2005).

Apolonija Šušteršič

Situated by the river on a plot of undeveloped land adjacent to the Tay Road Bridge this unique space provided a place for the people of Dundee to come together and meet, to talk, think about and debate the future development of the city.

Geddes glasshouse under construction

It now stands in a woodland setting at the Barnhill Rock Garden with outstanding panoramic views over the garden to the River Tay and has been developed by the Friends as a multi-purpose building offering visitors and attractive and informative interpretation point. The glasshouse also provides a base for staging a wide variety of community events. Opened in 2007, the Geddes Glasshouse has hosted a programme of children's events, poetry readings, art classes & environmental events.

geddes glasshouse in situ

The Friends acknowledge the support of Dundee Contemporary Arts whose gift of the glasshouse made this project possible, the National Lottery - Awards for All - for providing generous financial support and the Leisure & Communities Department of Dundee City Council for the provision of a prime site, undertaking the site preparation and allied works and services.

Asian bed in the Geddes Oxalis in raised bed RSPB bee and bug home

Committee at work

If you are a member of a group that is looking for a venue to hold a meeting or event of community interest perhaps the Geddes Glasshouse is the place for you. There are no hire charges, but donations towards the upkeep would be most welcome.

For more information, or to make a booking please contact:

Michael Laird
07985 878515
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