Cruickshank Botanic Gardens

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United Kingdom - Aberdeen

Institution Code: ABD

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
Cruickshank Botanic Gardens
Department of Plant and Soil Science,University of Aberdeen, Cruickshank Building, Aberdeen AB
AB24 3UU United Kingdom

Telephone: 01224 272697
Fax: 01224 272703
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Ian J. Alexander BSc(For) PhD FRSE
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1898
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 5 Hectares
    Latitude: 57.168032
    Longitude: -2.103476
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 250 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 2
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 2597
  • Special Collections:Rock garden plants, Scottish native upland plants, Sorbus (native), CrataegusScottish native upland plants

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Horticulture: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes