Visiting the gardens

How to find us

Gate opening into the rock garden and ponds at the Cruickshank Botanic Garden in AberdeenThe Botanic Garden is located in Old Aberdeen about 3 miles from Aberdeen City Centre. The main entrance is on The Chanonry, close to St Machar's Cathedral.

From Inverness (A96) turn right at the roundabout at the top of St Machar Drive. Go across the next roundabout and The Chanonry is about 200m on your left.

From the South (A90) take the City Ring Road (Anderson Drive) and turn right at the Cairncry Roundabout. Follow the signs to the University until you reach St Machar Drive.

Public Transport

1, 2, 13, and 40 along King St (get off at St Machar Drive)

14 & 20 (get off at High Street)

19 (get off at Tillydrone Avenue)

A fully illustrated guide to the Garden can be purchased (£3.00) from reception in the Cruickshank Building (09:00 - 17:00, Monday - Friday) or from the Garden Staff.