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David Welch Winter Gardens

Walk amid tropical rainforests or arid displays dotted with cacti at this beautiful garden set within a collection of large glasshouses in a pretty city park.

The David Welch Winter Gardens in Duthie Park is a paradise of lush flora in the heart of the city. As one of the most expansive indoor gardens in Europe, the Winter Gardens display a huge range of exotic and beautiful plants from across the globe. Explore the spacious glasshouses to find specialized tropical and arid gardens, as well as a vast collection of bromeliads and giant cacti. Experience the humid climates of the tropical house to see verdant ferns and tall banana trees or spy the frog that lives in the glasshouse’s pond.

Explore the Winter Gardens’ historic tropical glasshouse, which was first built in 1899 to house the park’s exotic palm collection. The original glasshouse was replaced after destructive storms in 1969. Stroll through the humid gardens of lush banana trees, tree ferns and Spanish mosses. You might see plants from South America, including rare orchids and ginger plants. Smell the luscious natural aromas in the Corridor of Perfumes or admire the bright green fronds in the Fern House. Check out the Temperate House or visit the Arid House to see a vast collection of desert plants.

Bromeliads and cacti thrive in the dry heat of the Arid House. This display houses one of the largest collections of bromeliads and cacti in the United Kingdom. See the fascinating shapes and variegated colors of the succulents and learn about the plants that flourish in some of the harshest climates in the world. Just outside, you’ll find the Japanese Garden, which is dedicated to the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Check out Duthie Park’s scenic lake, where you can rent a pedal boat and cruise around the water. A children’s playground is located nearby the park’s main entrance.

Duthie Park is open daily. The David Welsh Winter Gardens are open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s and January 2. Closing times for the gardens vary according to the season.

Spend a few hours exploring the pretty gardens and refresh yourself at the Duthie Park café. The Winter Gardens are located on the northern border of the park and are approximately a 10-minute bus ride from Union Square and the city center.


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Lodging Near Duthie Park Winter Gardens

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Jurys Inn Aberdeen

Jurys Inn Aberdeen

Union Square, Aberdeen
4.3
of 5, from 342 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Aberdeen, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Union Square Shopping Centre, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, and Provost Ross's House. Academy and Provost Skene's House are also within 10 minutes.

$39
Station Hotel Aberdeen

Station Hotel Aberdeen

78 Guild Street, Aberdeen
3.4
of 5, from 75 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Aberdeen, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Union Square Shopping Centre, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, and Provost Ross's House. Academy and Provost Skene's House are also within 10 minutes.

$69
Bauhaus Hotel

Bauhaus Hotel

52-60 Langstane Place, Aberdeen
4.4
of 5, from 54 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Aberdeen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aberdeen Music Hall, Academy, and His Majesty's Theatre. Aberdeen Art Gallery and Provost Skene's House are also within 15 minutes.

$52
Park Inn by Radisson Aberdeen

Park Inn by Radisson Aberdeen

1 Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen
4.3
of 5, from 168 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Aberdeen, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aberdeen Music Hall, Academy, and His Majesty's Theatre. Aberdeen Art Gallery and Provost Skene's House are also within 15 minutes.

$66
Abbotswell Guesthouse

Abbotswell Guesthouse

28 Abbotswell Crescent, Aberdeen
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Aberdeen, this guesthouse is within 3 mi (5 km) of Duthie Park Winter Gardens, Academy, and Aberdeen Music Hall. Aberdeen Maritime Museum and Provost Ross's House are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$51
Mercure Aberdeen Caledonian Hotel

Mercure Aberdeen Caledonian Hotel

10-14 Union Terrace, Aberdeen
4.1
of 5, from 141 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Aberdeen, this hotel is steps from Union Terrace Gardens, Academy, and Aberdeen Music Hall. His Majesty's Theatre and Aberdeen Art Gallery are also within 10 minutes.

Apple Apartments Devanha Gardens

Apple Apartments Devanha Gardens

1 Devanha Gardens, Aberdeen
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Aberdeen, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mall Trinity, Academy, and Duthie Park Winter Gardens. Aberdeen Music Hall and Aberdeen Maritime Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Portland Street

Portland Street

83 Portland Street, Aberdeen
3.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Aberdeen, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Union Square Shopping Centre, Academy, and Aberdeen Music Hall. Aberdeen Maritime Museum and Provost Ross's House are also within 15 minutes.