The Persley Walled Garden is the former garden of Woodside House. It was acquired and restored by Aberdeen City Council in 1997 as part of the Scottish Trade Union Congress in commemoration of Workers Memorial Day. A granite obelisk was erected in 1998 as a permanent memorial to those who have lost their lives in the workplace.
The walled gardens were reclaimed from the world famous, but unfortunately now demolished, Crombie Mills Estate and consist of formal quadrants of box hedge with colourful bedding plants set in-between. The borders around the outer perimeter are planted with herbaceous plants, colourful shrubs and unusual climbing wall plants.
This beautiful landscaped Victorian garden is not much bigger than a football pitch and is next to the beginning of an interesting nature trail along the adjoining River Don.
Car parking is available near the entrance gates.
A great place to read a book in the sunshine or for quiet contemplation.
Trail guide for Old Aberdeen
We have produced a trail guide including a map which you can use to explore the nature and history of the Lower Don including Seaton Park.