Aberdeen green spaces

Aberdeen City | Parks | ★★★

[Johnston Gardens]

Picture Aberdeen and most people probably think of the grey buildings which give the place its nickname, Granite City. However, Scotland's third largest settlement has a number of colourful parks and gardens if you know where to look. Johnston Gardens is the smallest in the list below, but in our opinion the most beautiful - see below for a link to its own feature page. Right in the city centre, Union Terrace Gardens doesn't make it onto the list but might be worth a stroll if you're nearby.

[Flowers braving the snow in Seaton Park (22/11/08)]

Location & info

📌 Duthie Park ★★★
💬 Spacious park with scenic ponds and excellent winter gardens inside glasshouses.
Polmuir Road, 1 mi south of Aberdeen city centre, G.R.: NJ 941043 ///crowds.honest.remedy
Always open (Winter Gardens: daily) | Free

📌 Hazlehead Park ★★★
💬 Aberdeen's biggest park (though probably not its most beautiful) on the outskirts of the city; gardens, petting zoo, maze and plenty of space to walk.
Hazlehead Avenue, 4 mi west of Aberdeen city centre, G.R.: NJ 892054 ///animal.tell.lively
Always open (Zoo: daily) | Free (small charges for zoo and maze)

>> Johnston Gardens ★★★

📌 Seaton Park ★★★
💬 Large park on the banks of the Don, with excellent floral displays, walled garden and play areas.
Don Street, 2 mi north of Aberdeen city centre, G.R.: NJ 941090 ///lawn.placed.invest
Always open | Free

[Seaton Park (8/2/09)]


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