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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  • August 12, 2017
    This is a Garden the entrance of which is not easily noticed even if you go in front of the entrance. There are large variety of beautiful flowering plants, so nice to visit it the summer flowering se...  more »
  • June 21, 2017
    We were shown around the Botanic Garden by the Curator who was a mine of information, particularly on the trees and their problems, but having visited the garden several times in the past I was surpri...  more »
  • May 31, 2017
    We visited this garden purely by accident and so glad we did. Fairly small & wild, but so colourful and interesting. We came across beautiful Meconopsis growing in it's full blue glory! It was the fir...  more »
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  • An excellent garden which is always worth visiting. The arboretum has had a lot of work done recently and is beginning to recover. See the Friends of the garden on the internet for details of the twice yearly plant sales.
  • This is a hidden gem. You hardly spot it from the road. Once inside though the gardens are magnificent.
  • Great view, great place if you are tired and bored.
  • Very relaxing place. Has walk paths, and also some green areas where one could seat on a sunny day
  • Beautiful gardens tucked away behind the University. Access for not great but we'll looked after

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