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Johnston Gardens

Johnston Gardens is a beautifully peaceful hidden gem of a garden s Park et in the west end of Aberdeen. The one hectare site was gifted to the City in 1936 and has streams, waterfalls, ponds, rockeries and rustic bridge. The garden is planted with rhododendrons, spring bulbs, heathers and alpines. And the ponds are full of irises and home to a number of aylesbury, mallard and muscovy ducks.

This restful and tranquil spot is the location for the Expro Memorial which commemorates the 16 men lost in a helicopter crash in the North Sea on the 1st of April 2009.

The fine colours of the garden make it popular for bridal parties to take memorable wedding photographs.

A small play area provides stimulation and activity for little children.

A core path (click here) joins Johnston Gardens to the rest of the network within the City.

Park Details

Address: Johnston Gardens, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen.

Johnston Gardens Location Map.

Opening Times:

  • Park - 8.00am until 1 hour before dusk
  • Toilets - 7.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday in the summer time

        8am to 4pm, Tuesday to Friday in the winter time

For bus information please click on the following links:


  • Lorna Paul
    Wedding Photography Enquiries
    Communities, Housing and Infrastructure
    Duthie Park
    Polmuir Road
    AB11 7TH
    Phone: 01224 585310

  • Environmental Services
    38 Powis Terrace
    AB25 3RF
    Phone: 01224 219281