Johnston Gardens is a beautifully peaceful hidden gem of a garden set 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 1 April 2009.
The fine colours of the garden and the picturesque bridge over the water make it popular for bridal parties to take memorable wedding photographs of their special day.
It has a small play area which provides stimulation and activity for little children.
A core path joins Johnston Gardens to the rest of the network within the city meaning you can decide between a leisurely stroll among the peaceful gardens or a more energetic walk further afield.