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Cruickshank Botanic Garden

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Very nice

It might look a little unkempt if you are used to perfectly manicured National Trust gardens, but... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
King's Lynn
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Stumbled upon this garden as I was walking around Old Aberdeen en route to Cathedral of St. Machar... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
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St. Machar Drive | University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UU, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Beautiful little botanic garden in Old Aberdeen with loads of little hidden corners and a number of different sections. We visited in August when the garden was not at its best, but there was still plenty to enjoy - the long perennial borders were imposing....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TristanHe
Reviewed 3 August 2018

It might look a little unkempt if you are used to perfectly manicured National Trust gardens, but there is a lot to see. There is a wide variety of plants in the various sections, which include an arboretum and some have very interesting information boards...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in with my kids and dog. I think the very dry weather has taken its toll. very few flowers and lack blooms

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

This garden is not well advertised and it is well off the beaten track in fact a lot of Aberderdonians do not even know it exists. Entrance is free and if you find yourself here it is quite an experience. The gardens are well cared...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank allanmaciver
Reviewed 19 June 2018

so great well looked after. next to a busy residential area but it's easy to forget that once in there very interesting range of plants

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank donnalc1963
Reviewed 26 March 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

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 all over the world, the garden's face constantly changes throughout the seasons...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank gracehoppin
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

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 wander the packed earth footpaths and sit on one...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I came across the Cruickshank Botanic Garden purely by accident as I made my way towards St Machar's Cathedral in Old Aberdeen. It was donated to Aberdeen University by a Miss Cruickshank who had relatives who taught at the University. It is a lovely place...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 213maureenb
Reviewed 12 August 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 seasons. There is a certain amount of dishevelment...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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