The “Friends of Duthie Park” was set up in 2006 as a charitable organisation established to promote Aberdeen’s world famous park, one of the most popular tourist attractions within the Granite City.

The Friends work closely with the Park’s owners, Aberdeen City Council to provide a positive mouth piece for the Park’s users.

The Friends organisation was closely involved with the successful bid by Aberdeen City Council for Heritage Lottery Funding to restore areas of the Park to their former glory. Following the restoration, the Park was officially re-opened on Sunday 30th June 2013.

They actively encourage membership of the organisation, which currently is free, as they are always interested in facts, knowledge or ideas for the Park.

Please browse around this site whether it be to join the organisation, learn about the history of the park or about future events.

Boating Pond

Look our for the return of paddle boats to our newly restored linked lakes this summer – also popular for model yachting and kayaking.

Cactus Garden

The Winter Gardens, Arid house contains the largest collection of cacti in Britain – look out for Spike the talking cactus!


McPuddock our mechanical frog has had a makeover, he is freshly repainted and will be emerging from the pond with accompanying gurgles on a regular basis!

Winter Gardens

Our main attraction is the spectaular David Welch Winter Gardens – one of the largest indoor gardens in Europe.

News & Events

Environment Day – Family Fun Day

Duthie Park Enviro Day 2018 Come along to the Duthie Park Rangers Environment Day on Sunday 15th July 12 til 4pm. There is something for everyone: Butterfly Conservation Society, Beekeepers Associatio

National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week at Duthie Park Members of the public enjoyed creating their own Flower Arrangement, learning about Micro-Veg Planting and the benefits of Herbs with Lavender tea.

Springtime in the Gardens

Springtime has arrived in the Winter Gardens. Everywhere is full of colour – pop in and to see for yourself. Opening hours Mar – Apr 9.30am to 5.30pm May – Aug 9.30am to 7.30pm Sept


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