Founded in 1898, the Cruickshank Botanic Garden is situated in Old Aberdeen on the King's College campus of the University of Aberdeen and is a partnership between the University and the Cruickshank Charitable Trust.
The Garden exists to promote an appreciation of the beauty, diversity and importance of plants, and an understanding of their role in the natural world.
This beautiful and peaceful 4.5 hectare (11-acre) Garden offers year-round interest to visitors. It has shrub borders, a rock and water garden, sunken garden, rose garden, herbaceous border and an arboretum, and houses a nationally important collection of more than 2500 taxa.
Fascination of Plants Day 2023
Fascination of Plants Day takes place around the world each year on the 18th of May and encourages people around the globe to be fascinated by the wonder of plants and consider their huge importance.
Here in Aberdeen, a range of organisations are getting together to run events to celebrate the wonderful plants all around us.