Green Walk to mark Earth Hour Postponed

Owing to the current health crisis, this event has been postponed until further notice.

To mark Earth Hour on March 28th, Friends of the Earth Tayside will be holding a Green Walk which starts and finishes at the Botanic Garden and is free to take part in. The Botanic Garden is holding a Community Day with free entry to coincide with the walk, and this will be an opportunity to visit the garden and learn about its many tree species as well as finding out about local green groups at their stalls.

This is all part of a series of events being arranged by Dundee City Council in the week leading up to Earth Hour, which is promoted by WWF in order to highlight the environmental crises threatening life on our planet. The walk should demonstrate the importance of local action to preserve greenspace and biodiversity.

The Green Walk
The walk is roughly 3.5 miles/5.5 km long and begins at Dundee Botanic Garden from 10am. It will take in the Ninewells Arboretum with a stop at Ninewells Community Garden for a talk about the garden from Helena Simmons, the Garden Facilitator. The walk will then proceed to Riverside Nature Park where there will be a talk about the Nature Park. The walk returns to the Botanic Garden in time to hear a talk on urban trees and their contribution to a sustainable environment by Kenton Roger. Walkers can choose to go at their own pace and miss the talks, if they prefer. Wildlife spotting sheets will be available to add interest along the route.

This is not a guided walk and you take part in it at your own risk.

Please download the walk route, map, description and programme in leaflet form here, help promote the walk, by printing off and sharing copies of the poster here