Part of the University of Dundee, the Garden has a wide range of plants, with fine collections of conifers and broad-leaved trees and shrubs, tropical glasshouses, water garden and herb garden. Located in 9.5 hectares of land near the banks of the River Tay, the Garden features many species of indigenous British plants as well as collections of plants from all the continents of the world.

The Garden is committed to Education for people of all ages, with more than 80,000 visitors every year. The Garden has a popular café and gift shop with plant nursery, whilst regular art exhibitions are hosted in the Visitor Centre, and facilities exist for holding receptions and meetings.