A tour is offered by the Curator, Mark Paterson, and Head Gardener, Richard Walker. The garden comprises a sunken garden with alpine lawn, a rock garden built in the 1960s complete with cascading water and pond system, a long double-sided herbaceous border, a formal rose garden with drystone walling, and an arboretum. It has a large collection of flowering bulbs and rhododendrons, and many unusual shrubs and trees. It is sometimes known as ‘Aberdeen’s best kept secret’.
Champion Trees: Quercus ilex, Acer griseum and a tri-stemmed Nothofagus obliqua
Come down St Machar Drive over the four-way junction, just before the first set of traffic lights turn left into the Cruickshank Garden car park. The pedestrian garden entrance is off The Chanonry. Limited parking available for this day only in the Cruickshank car park - AB24 3UU.
Saturday 9 May, 12:30pm - 3pm (2020)
Admission £5.00, children free.
· Friends Of The Cruickshank Botanic Garden 60%.
Open for a tour which will start shortly after the annual spring plant sale held by the Friends of Cruickshank Botanic Garden. Plant Sale: 10:30am – noon, next to herbaceous border.