A Gardens in Aberdeen
The Winter Gardens house many exotic plants including the largest collection of cacti in Britain. This is a park for all the family, with activities from boating in the ponds to cricket on the lawns.
Opening Times: 8.00am until 1 hour before dusk.
The Winter Gardens open 9.30am to 6.30pm in the summer and 9.30am to 3.30pm in the winter.
The park has cricket on the lawns, bands in the park in summer, and the ponds are to be refurbished if the City receives heritage lottery funding. There are two children's play areas, a cafe with toilets and toilets within the Winter Gardens.
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Scotland's third largest city has been thriving since the discovery of North Sea Oil. It has a closely packed city centre made up of dark granite buildings that can make it a overcast and gloomy place at times. However there is a charm and vitality about the city that is reflected in its restaurants and night-life. Union Street is the city's main artery and is a mile long and built on pillars. North-east of the city centre on the banks of the river Don stands the ancient suburb of Old Aberdeen with its fortified cathedral, cobbled streets and houses that date from the 15th Century.