Duthie Park, in the city of Aberdeen in Scotland, is a 44 acre parkland site that has attracted visitors since the late nineteenth century. The park has been through a programme of regeneration and improvement, enhancing features such as the active outdoor area. In this outdoor area there is a traditional bandstand, statues, water features, and play areas for children. In the summer, cricket can be played on the lawns and the park is open for most daylight hours. In addition, Duthie Park is home to the notable David Welch Winter Gardens, which ranks as one of the most extensive indoor gardens in Europe.
The Winter Gardens at Duthie Park
The indoor Winter Gardens at Duthie Park in Aberdeen are open all year round, and house a fine collection of plants, including many that are rare or exotic. There are a number of themed houses within the Winter Gardens, such as the arid house, where there is an extensive display of cacti. Other themed houses included in the display at the Winter Gardens are a Japanese garden, a fern house, and a corridor of perfumes. The glass-domed garden claims to be one of the most visited of the attractions in the city of Aberdeen. Additionally, it provides a number of amenities for families and visitors, including a self-service restaurant and parking facilities. There is access for visitors with disabilities, and further information on this and other aspects of visiting is available on the website of the Winter Gardens.