Slessor Gardens Dundee

Slessor Gardens Dundee is 1.07 hectares or 10,738 sqm in size. It occupies the space between Caird Hall and Waterfront Place. The majority of the gardens is covered in grass as multi-functional space with a large capacity so it can host outdoor concerts and festivals.

This open space was present on the early plans for Dundee’s redevelopment long before the V&A Design Museum or Waterfront Place.

Slessor Gardens Dundee

The central grass area is bisected by a paved area it has a capacity of 11,000 people for live outdoor concerts. The first act to perform there were UB40 on the 20th of May 2017 the first of three concerts that year.

Log pavillion Slessor Gardens Dundee

A small wooden structure once stood in the southeast corner of the park.

Slessor Gardens Dundee by night

Slessor Gardens Dundee by night with mood lighting. The lights at the top are white but the other lighting can change colour.

Timelapse of traffic and a Ferris Wheel in Slessor Gardens for the Christmas market in 2021. The market included numerous stalls, a helter skelter and an indoor ice rink inside the white tent.

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