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Barnhill Rock Garden

The Esplanade, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2EP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include gardens and the glasshouse.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include public toilets.
  • Related link The Friends of Barnhill Rock Garden.
  • Http://www.barnhillrockgarden.org.uk

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Balmossie.

Opening Times (Public Toilets - Summer)

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 18:00.

Opening Times (Public Toilets - Winter)

  • Monday 08:00 - 15:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 15:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 15:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 15:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 15:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 15:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 15:00.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located along the pavement on Esplanade.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The grass park can be accessed all the way along the pavement.

Outside Access (Glass House Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the glasshouse.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 107cm (3ft 6in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open by sliding.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are light.
    • The door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in) wide.
    • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

Level Change (Glass House Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the glasshouse.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (Glass House - Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the glasshouse.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 113cm (3ft 8in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open by sliding.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are light.
    • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.

Inside Access (Glass House)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Geddess Glasshouse closes at 15:30 from October to March.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Friday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Saturday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Sunday 08:00 - 16:30.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth and loose wood chippings surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The gardens have a grass surface throughout.
    • The tarmac Esplanade pavement runs along the length of the gardens.

Level Change (Rear Garden)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to and around some of the rear gardens.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading up to some gardens and water features.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right of the gardens near the further Esplanade car park.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 195cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 5in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • The park is unstaffed.
  • The photograph shows the level paved access to the toilet block from the Esplanade.