Fascination of Plants Day 2023

Aren’t plants amazing?! So often overlooked, plants provide so much to our world. From one little seed, planted in soil, so much diversity can arise. From tiny herbs to giant trees; from beautiful flowers to decorate our gardens to substantial crops that feed the world; from producing oxygen to holding our soils together; plants provide so much which humans and all other animals rely on to survive.

Butterfly on a purple flower, credit Mark Paterson
Butterfly on purple flower. Credit Mark Paterson


Fascination of Plants Day takes place around the world each year on the 18th of May and encourages people around the globe to be fascinated by the wonder of plants and consider their huge importance, in our lives, as well as the wider environment.

Here in Aberdeen, a range of organisations are getting together to run events to celebrate the wonderful plants all around us. The Aberdeen City Council Duthie Park Ranger Service is taking part in the Aberdeen Fascination of Plants Day Public Event on Sunday 21st May 12:00 – 16:00 at the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens.

For more details and a full list of the 2023 events run in Aberdeen, please visit the University of Aberdeen website.

The Duthie Park Ranger Service provides a range of nature themed educational resources to schools. For more information and contact details please visit our Duthie Park webpage.

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