Slessor Gardens: Literature Garden

Dundee is a City with a rich literary heritage though perhaps best known for its publishing activities. The City and its surrounding area has also been both home and a source of inspiration to many authors and poets, including: A.L Kennedy; Kate Atkinson; Rosamunde Pilcher; Mary Shelley; Neil Forsyth; Don Paterson and Bill Duncan

The City has also celebrated the text of William Topaz McGonagall's famously bad poem that described the Tay Rail Bridge disaster by inscribing it into the waterfront footpath near the remains of that bridge. McGonagall, who was born in Edinburgh, was once awarded the unenviable accolade as Britain's worst poet!

Literature Garden at Slessor Gardens

Planting within this garden includes:

  • Hosta - Devon Green
  • Agapanthus - White Hybrid
  • Glyceria Maxima Variegata (variegated reed sweet-grass)
  • Digitalis Alba (White Flowered Foxglove)
  • Cornus Kousa Chinensis (Chinese Dogwood)
  • Betula Utilis Jacquemonte (Himalayan Birch)
  • Skimma Kew Green
  • Ophiopogon Nigrescens (Black Mondo)