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Johnston Gardens

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Address: Viewfield Road | Springfield, Aberdeen AB15 7XE, Scotland
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Amazing gardens

There is so much to see here with all the different varieties of shrubs, trees and flowers. It is a lovely spot to have your sandwiches at lunchtime. It is well laid out and is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hazel H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to see here with all the different varieties of shrubs, trees and flowers. It is a lovely spot to have your sandwiches at lunchtime. It is well laid out and is especially nice on a summer's evening.

Thank Hazel H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Johnston Gardens are pretty small but nevertheless nice on a summer's day. They have Mandarin ducks in the big pond and a blue wooden bridge that makes the scene look something like a Monet painting. The pathways can get a bit slippery when it's wet as there's quite a bit of moss on some of them. There's plenty of benches... More 

Thank JWellingtonWimpy
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Oasis of peace in the city, my granddaughter enjoyed feeding the ducks.variety of trees and flowering plants.

Thank Lynne_M_H50
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Great place for a half hour walk or a lot longer if taking photos , or just having a seat & having lunch . last time i went the autumn leaves were just about finished , so mark in next years calendar must to see , so i wos told .

Thank john h
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I took my one year old son here we had a lovely stroll all round the gardens with him in his buggy first there is lots of lovely little spots to view the gardens from my favourite was at the top of the waterfall where there happened to be a massive pile of leaves my son and I had lots... More 

1 Thank ZoeI438
Aberdeen UK
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

It was about 7 years since my last visit so well past time for a return, managed to visit a few weeks ago and it was a pleasure to see they are as well kept now as they were then. Very compact oasis hidden in the depths of the west of the city, very close to The Gordon Highlanders Museum.... More 

2 Thank royzee28
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

On a dreary drizzly Sunday afternoon, I walked from the city centre to Johnston Gardens. I needed Trip Advisor map to help me find the gardens as they are tucked away down an unremarkable street. Why had I only heard about these gardens for the first time recently? They are magical. There is a lovely pond with a charming Japanese... More 

1 Thank IanJuan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Johnston Gardens is a bit hard to find for non-locals. Google and Apple maps does not show the precise location, only the name of the street it is on. The best and main entrance is directly opposite the street to 25 Viewfield Road, Aberdeen, AB15 7XL, Scotland. The gardens are well-planned, and considering the small size of the actual gardens,... More 

2 Thank McChi
Dundee, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Excellent Park , which was situated near The hotel we were staying at . Its Enchanting, Magical and very very Beautiful in te autumn with the abundance of colourful trees and plants .....Highlight for me was capturing a mandarin Duck in the water ...would recommend

Thank Karen B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Lovely gardens. They are a brilliant location for wedding photos. There are bench's dotted all over the gardens for couples to sit and relax on a summers day while taking in all the scenery.

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