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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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  • If you want to spend an hour or so in Old Aberdeen in a truly beautiful setting then you must visit Cruickshank Gardens. The area contains many rare plants and if some of the students from the univers...  more »
  • Beautiful botanical garden with many rare plants and trees. Take a picnic with you and spend a bit more time enjoying the garden that is hidden from the city bustle and heavy traffic. It is a peaceful...  more »
  • I thought it would be a nice place to be and quite spectacular, in view of the opinions but I was disappointed. There's nothing special. It is a quiet and nice place to walk but does not nothing to another Park may have... without going any further, in Aberdeen, seems much nicer Seaton Park, near there.
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  • End of season tidy up is now needed, I think.
  • Lovely garden just off the Aberdeen University campus
  • Beautiful gardens tucked away behind the University. Access for not great but we'll looked after
  • Calm and peaceful, is the perfect description of this delightful garden. In addition to the fact that there is no admission and you can go in whenever you want, the garden itself is absolutely beautiful, with plants from all over the world gathered there. As you go inside, you will find yourself surrounded by a stunning array of aromatic flowers, and patches of lawn perfect for having a picnic. If you venture in further, there is a wall that separates the flower garden from the arboretum ahead, which displays all kinds of trees from around the world. Keep in mind that the gate built into the wall is a must see - it is a piece of artwork that looks like it must have come from the Secret Garden. Then there is an arboretum, and which includes a huge 150 year old beech, the pride of the garden. If you live in Aberdeen, you should visit the Garden at least once, and the same goes for tourists visiting Aberdeen.
  • A wonderful garden with some beautiful specimens!