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Duthie Park Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens, Aberdeen

I had such a good break over Easter and have about a million things I want to blog about so expect some near-daily blogging for the rest of the month as well as a fun new series thanks to the 20+ years of artwork I retrieved from my dad’s loft.

Winter Gardens, Aberdeen

In the meantime, here’s some photos from the Winter Gardens at Duthie Park in Aberdeen. Despite living in Aberdeen for 6 years and having a love of botanic gardens, I somehow never got around to visiting this but we finally made it there for one of my many birthday treats!

All the cacti you could ever want

It was the perfect choice for a horrible rainy day as the glasshouse was bright and warm and there was loads to look at. This might actually be my favourite glasshouse ever, and I’ve been to quite a few all over the world. There are all different areas including tropical, desert, Victorian, ferns etc., plus fun stuff like the Corridor of Perfumes.

Winter Gardens, Aberdeen

I especially liked all the streams and pools of water that made you easily forget you were inside. One even has a bunch of turtles swimming about, plus there’s an animatronic frog submerged in one of the ponds that gave us a bit of a surprise. Look out for the talking cactus too!

duthie park

We walked around the park too, but there wasn’t much to see at this time of year. I’d definitely like to go back sometime and I’m kicking myself for not visiting every week when I lived in Aberdeen.

It’s all free so there’s really no excuse not to visit if you’re ever in town. You can see some more photos at my Flickr.


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