Cruickshank Botanic Garden, Aberdeen

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The Cruickshank Botanic Gardens in Aberdeen, Scotland, were built on land bequested by Miss Anne Cruickshank to commemorate her brother Dr. Alexander Cruickshank. The 11 acre (45,000 m²) garden is located in a low-lying and fairly sheltered area of Aberdeen, less than 1mi from the North Sea.The Cruickshank Botanic Garden is partly owned and financed by the University of Aberdeen and partly by the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens Trust. The Friends of the Cruickshank Botanic Garden actively promote and support the garden. The Keeper of the Botanic Gardens is currently Professor David Burslem.The Gardens are maintained on a daily basis by Head Gardener, Richard Walker, and Assistant Gardeners George McKay and Audrey Bews. Each summer vacation the Friends provide a bursary to allow an undergraduate student interested in botany to gain work experience in the gardens.Although open to the public, the gardens are extensively used for both teaching and research purposes. The Natural History Centre regularly guides school parties round the Garden, and the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Aberdeen holds a reception for graduands and their guests here each July.
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  • We loved getting a breath of springtime in this beautiful garden area. It was laid out well and the signs and maps were helpful. Definitely enjoy making a return visit.  more »
  • Nestled in the heart of Old Aberdeen, the Cruikshank gardens were founded in the distant 1898 to serve the researchers of the nearby university and the general public alike. Populated by plants from a...  more »
  • Stumbled upon this garden as I was walking around Old Aberdeen en route to Cathedral of St. Machar. What a lovely garden, hidden away from the world outside. It's not big, but give yourself time to wa...  more »
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