Hey guys, so Sasha-Ann and I visited the David Welch Winter Garden in Duthie Park, Aberdeen, during the summer time last year. My favourite park in our hometown. The park is beautiful, bright, and big. The last time we were here, Sasha was just a baby in a pushchair in 2014.
There have not been many changes since then – ( well not that I noticed anyway). I love visiting the garden because it has different plants from all over the world and it has a very airy, tropical nature atmosphere to it.
The Park itself is very huge open space with lots of great play areas for the kids, and adults too. You can even host an outdoor event. Even a wedding can be held there.
Here’s a little information about Duthie Park
Duthie Park is a fabulous park located close to the city centre, which is popular with locals and visitors alike. The 44-acre site was donated to the city by Miss Elizabeth Duthie in 1880 and opened as a park in 1883. It is recognised as one of the best purposely designed parks in Scotland.
The open grassed area has a bandstand that is still in use, cricket is played in the summer and special events like Opera in the Park and fun days make full use of the space. There are a number of statues and commemorations dotted around the park which provide local historical interest.
The David Welch Winter Gardens is a fantastic glass house complex that provides a year-round indoor garden experience. It is a great place to wander and is home to many exotic plants including one of the largest collections of cacti in Britain. Duthie Park gained Aberdeen’s first Green Flag Park Award in 2013. The award is granted by Keep Scotland Beautiful and recognises quality green spaces. The play areas in Duthie Park are superb and are a great attraction for the park. The play area to the south of the park just off Riverside Drive was voted best play space in Scotland in 2013.
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