Cruickshank Botanic Garden Outdoors

Cruickshank Botanic Garden
University of Aberdeen, St Machar Drive
AB24 3UU


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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 m) garden is located in a low-lying and fairly sheltered area of Aberdeen, less than 1-mile (1.6 km) 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 title of Keeper of the Botanic Gardens is currently held by Professor Ian Alexander, Regius Professor of Botany.

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 Plant & Soil Science Department hold a reception for graduands and their guests here each July.

Attraction Details

VenueCruickshank Botanic Garden
AddressUniversity of Aberdeen, St Machar Drive, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB24 3UU
Opening timesMon-Fri 9-4.30pm, May-Sep 2-5; also Sat & Sun
Entry costs
Attraction typeOutdoors


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