Aberdeen gardens re-open, following £28m upgrade

ARGUABLY Aberdeen’s most significant public gardens have re-opened, following an upgrade totalling £28.3m.

Union Gardens has been regenerated to include, among other things, three new pavilions designed to be cafes, restaurants or arts and cultural spaces and also 122,000 new plants – not least 78,000 bulbs and 639m of hedge.

Says an announcement from the local authority, here: “The gardens also include extensive seating, new lighting features, refurbishment of the historic arches and Victorian toilets, a new public toilet, new specially-commissioned artworks, new native planting, a net gain in trees, and reinstatement of a planted city crest.

“It also has a new water feature, the three statues (William Wallace, Rabbie Burns, and Edward VII) have been cleaned, and the ‘grand staircase’ down to the lower gardens has been reinstated.”

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Picture credit: Aberdeen City Council