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David Welch Winter Gardens

The David Welch Winter Gardens at  Duthie Park is Winter Garden one of Europe’s largest indoor gardens and Scotland’s third most visited gardens.

It boasts a beautiful floral paradise all year round with many rare and exotic plants on show from all around the world.

Come and visit the Temperate House, Corridor of Perfumes, Fern House, Victorian Corridor, Japanese Garden, Tropical House and Arid House, which has one of the largest collections of Cacti and Succulents in Britain.

Due to refurbishment, The Park Café currently offers a limited service. More information about the café can be found here: The Park Cafe

Weddings at David Welch Winter Gardens

The Winter Gardens can provide a unique setting for a wedding service or wedding photos. The Temperate House is a beautiful location for a ceremony with enough room for 70 guests. Find out more about wedding ceremonies and photographic sessions in our parks here

Park Details

Address: Duthie Park, Polmuir Road, Aberdeen

Opening Times:

  • May - August 9.30 am - 7.30 pm
  • September - October 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
  • November - March 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
  • April 9.30 am - 5.30 pm

Toilets: There are toilets within the Winter Gardens, which are open when the Gardens are open. In addition, there is a chargeable automated public convenience in the main park.

Disabled Access: For information on disabled access to The David Welch Winter Gardens, please visit DisabledGo.

Admission is Free.

Bicycle information: Bike lock up stands are places located outside David Welch Winter Gardens and beside the Riverside Drive car park.

Bus information:

Duthie Park alternative parking: Duthie Park is very popular and parking within the park is limited. Here are suggested alternatives if the car park is full

Download a copy of the  Duthie Park Alternative Parking document.

Friends of Duthie Park: The Friends of Duthie Park is an active community group established to promote and enhance the park. They were essential in the application and securing of funding from the heritage Lottery Fund and continue to work closely with Aberdeen City Council to ensure the continuing high quality of the park and facilities. Visit  Friends of Duthie Park to find out more and see how you can get involved.